|The Montana Volunteer Water Monitoring Project
was officially launched in November 1996 by a grant from the Montana
Department of Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection
Agency. Housed at Montana State University in Bozeman, our aim is
to promote knowledge and stewardship of aquatic resources by teaching
local citizen volunteers the skills needed to gather accurate, non-biased
water quality information.
Volunteer water quality monitoring is an opportunity to connect with your community, contribute to the understanding and management of your local water resources, and experience hands on learning opportunities with water monitoring. With support from the Department of Environmental Quality, the Montana Watercourse and Montana State University Extension Water Quality have developed a Volunteer Monitoring Certification program. The goal of this program is to train volunteer monitoring groups with technical skills and provide the support needed to collect quality data that can be used in decision making. Becoming a certified volunteer involves two days of classroom and hands on field training, a proficiency test, follow-up and technical support. You will receive a certificate of completion and personalized support for your monitoring efforts.
Please contact Kim Hersberger at (406) 567-2664 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.