The Water Quality Volunteer Coalition is a dedicated group of community members volunteering their time to sample local streams and creeks in Lancaster County. The data these volunteers gather is vital to determining overall water quality of the county. Volunteers in the program are trained in chemical, physical, and biological sampling and go out on a monthly basis to conduct their tests. Their data is entered into a statewide database and our county-wide database for anyone to access through the internet. The WQVC has meetings on an every other month basis as well to discuss issues they may be having at their sites or to learn about watershed stewardship.

 
WQVC volunteers being trained in the field on biological and chemical sampling

The group is always looking for new members to join in on the fun. Contact the Lancaster County Conservation District for more information.

WQVC volunteers being trained in the field on biological and chemical sampling
 
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