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Stream Monitoring (Summer and Fall 2019)

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Volunteer Reston | Reston, VA
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Volunteer Reston


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Published 4 months ago

Recurring
Weekdays
A few hours per month
Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Overview:

Fall brings cooler weather and beautiful colors. What better way to do this than to get your feet wet in one of Reston’s streams? RA welcomes new volunteers to assist with stream monitoring at several locations.

The summer stream monitoring season occurs between July 1 and August 31. Get involved with a small team to collect data and identify insects with the goal of assessing the health of Reston’s stream. Not only do you get to learn about streams, it also provides an opportunity to make new friends.


Dates:

Saturday, August 24th - 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Saturday, October 19th - 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Saturday, November 16th - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

If you are interested in assisting with stream monitoring for more than one or two sessions, training and practice opportunities are offered by joining seasoned volunteers and RA staff.


You can earn a Virginia Save Our Streams stream monitoring certification by successfully demonstrating your ability to identify macro-invertebrates. Each monitoring session consists of 2-3 hours. Any interest and commitment levels are appreciated.


To receive notices of upcoming monitoring dates, e-mail wpeterson@reston.org with the subject line “add me to the stream monitors list” to express interest.


Any Questions or Concerns:

Please contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org

or Diana at volunteerassistant@reston.org


Qualifications:

No prior experience required. Training is regularly provided on-site.

 

All ages are welcome. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents must complete a Volunteer Minor Application for each child participating. 

Overview:

Fall brings cooler weather and beautiful colors. What better way to do this than to get your feet wet in one of Reston’s streams? RA welcomes new volunteers to assist with stream monitoring at several locations.

The summer stream…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Training Provided
  • Groups Welcome
  • Families Welcome
  • International Volunteers Welcome

How to Apply

Applications and other information can be found at http://www.reston.org/ under "About Reston Association" then the "Volunteer Opportunities" tab.

New Volunteers (required):

Fill out a volunteer application. Once complete, you will receive confirmation and instructions on how to start a VicNet account.

You can find the application here:

Returning Volunteers:

Log into VicNet and register under the "My Schedule" tab. Click the "Help Wanted" boxes on the calendar to sign up. 

If you experience any problems with Volgistics or VicNet, please contact Ha Brock, Volunteer Reston Manager, at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org

Applications and other information can be found at http://www.reston.org/ under "About Reston Association" then the "Volunteer Opportunities" tab.

New Volunteers (required):

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Location

Reston, VA

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