Friday, June 11, 2010

Save Our Streams training in Kingwood, WV

Friends of the Cheat will be hosting a Save Our Streams training course
in Kingwood, WV at 9:00 AM. West Virginia Save Our Streams is a
volunteer monitoring program that trains citizen scientists, how to
monitor and become watchdogs over their local wadeable streams and
rivers. The program uses a bioassessment approach, which involves the
collection and assessment of the benthic macroinvertebrates (visible
bottom-dwelling invertebrates) and an evaluation of the stream or
river’s basic physiochemical conditions.

The workshop will begin at the Friends of the Cheat at 9:00. The Friends
of the Cheat office is located at 119 South Price Street, Kingwood, WV
(see below for direction from Morgantown). The class will last
approximately six hours. The 2nd part of the class will be a hands on
demonstration in a creek, so dress appropriately. Boot or waders are
recommended. Lunch is not provided, so a bag lunch may be necessary.

directions from Morgantown:

If you're traveling from Morgantown simply follow Route 7 East until you
enter Kingwood. At the first stop light in town (by the County Court
House, not the Walmart stoplight) take a right onto Price Street. Our
office is located above the Dominion Post Office (look for large DP sign
on your left). You can park in the metered spaces on Price Street, or
take your first left onto Court Street after turning onto Price Street
and park in the gravel lot behind the building.

Andrew Miller
OSM/VISTA - Friends of the Cheat | 304.329.3621


  1. This is happening tomorrow, June 12! So call Andrew now if you are interested!

  2. my cell number is 304-610-3478, that would be a better way to reach me