HT-N: Volunteers join effort to monitor water quality

The Environmental and Conservation Organization of Henderson County will hold “Biomonitoring Training” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 22 at Blue Ridge Community College and along Big Hungry River.

The Hendersonville Times-News says that In the classroom, participants will learn the basics of stream ecology and watershed health, monitoring and sampling techniques and aquatic insect identification. In the afternoon, they will carpool to Big Hungry River to practice stream monitoring information exchange sampling.

Registration for the workshop is required by March 17. Lunch and equipment for stream sampling is provided by ECO, and attendees should bring waders, boots and a water bottle. A donation of $5 is suggested for new participants to cover the cost of printed materials.

Reach the ECO office at 692-0385 to sign up. Visit for more information about water quality programs.


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