Tuesday, March 10, 2015



TU and its West Virginia and Virginia Councils are partnering with the West Virginia Rivers Coalition (WVRC) to train volunteers to monitor coldwater resources that have the potential to be impacted by shale gas development.

The goals of this workshop are twofold. First, to educate volunteers about the potential impacts to fish and wildlife resources in the shale gas region of West Virginia and Virginia and second train volunteers to effectively monitor the water quality in these areas. TU and WVRC will work with these trained volunteers to conduct water quality monitoring in priority watersheds that have been identified by WVRC and TU’s science team as critical for protecting ecologically significant lands and waters.

Trout Unlimited’s (TU) West Virginia and Virginia Water Quality Monitoring Program is a partnership between Trout Unlimited, the West Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited, the Virginia Council of Trout Unlimited, the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, and the program is made possible by funding from the Appalachian Stewardship Foundation and the WV Department of Environmental Protection.

Date: Saturday March 14th, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM—4:00 PM
Location: Elkins, WV
Please pre-register for the event by contacting the Eastern Shale Gas Monitoring Coordinator, Jake Lemon at 814-779-3965 or jlemon@tu.org by Tuesday March 10, 2015. Directions to the training session and an agenda will be provided the week of the training

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