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Volunteers Needed for Water Quality Monitoring

Hells Canyon Journal of Halfway, Oregon

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Powder Basin Watershed Council

The Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program, managed by the Powder Basin Watershed Council, collects samples at 78 established sites across the Powder Basin. At each site, volunteers measure dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity and turbidity. Sampling takes place once a month, and sampling one site takes about an hour to complete. Volunteers may choose the number of sites they wish to sample, depending on the amount of time they are willing to commit.

The Powder Basin Watershed Council is looking for additional volunteers to help sample this year, especially in the Halfway, Keating,

North Powder, Haines, Sumpter and Unity areas The council is holding a training event for all volunteers on March 20, 2015.

Anyone interested in participating, should call monitoring coordinator Aaron Bliesner at 541-523-7288.

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Original Publication Date: March 11, 2015

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