Trout Unlimited and Wild Virginia are teaming to offer a training course for citizen volunteers sought to help with water quality monitoring in the Marcellus Shale regions of Virginia's and West Virginia's national forests. Participants will learn about shale gas development's potential impact on fish and wildlife populations, and will be taught to monitor water quality in priority watersheds. Volunteers will then monitor at least one site monthly.
The one-day session will be from 9am - 3pm, June 21, at the Ivy Creek Education Building, 1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville, Va. The training is free, but space is limited and advance registration is required. Info, or to register: wildvirginia.org or 434-971-1553.
Wild Virginia is a grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving wild forest ecosystems in Virginia's national forests. Wild Virginia works to accomplish its mission through a Forest Watch program and by organizing people who care about forest protection.
Trout Unlimited is the nation's oldest and largest cold-water fisheries conservation organization dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North America's trout and their watersheds. Follow TU on Facebook and Twitter, and at tu.org.