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Stream monitoring

The Sourland Conservancy has partnered with The Watershed Institute and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to design a stream monitoring training program to train volunteers to collect high quality biological data for stream health assessments.

This unique program for volunteers will train and certify individuals to a level at which they will be able to collect data that can be submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. This is a pilot program that is the first of its kind and we are excited to offer this opportunity to Sourland Conservancy volunteers to become certified STREAM monitors that will protect the Sourland Mountain and its precious water resources.

Stream School

in partnership with The Watershed Institute

Wednesday, May 1 through Saturday, May 11, 2024

This is an intensive course to become a certified stream monitor. After finishing the course and passing an exam, you will be certified! You and other certified volunteers will then become the “Sourland Stream Stewards”.

Virtual Sessions, 6:00-8:00pm

  • Wed, May 1: Overview and Intro to Field Sampling
  • Thu, May 2: Habitat Assessment
  • Fri, May 3: Macroinvertebrate ID

In-Person Field Sessions, 9:30am-4:00pm

  • Sat, May 4: Field Training (Frenchtown Park)
  • Sat, May 11: Field Accreditation and ID Testing (Montgomery Veterans Park)

If interested, let us know by filling out this form. We highly recommend joining our introduction to stream monitoring before taking Stream School. Please reach out Stewards@Sourland.org with any questions.