AWSMP dives into starting the W.A.V.E. program for watershed residents!
The Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators (W.A.V.E.) Program is run by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in an effort to assess water quality of New York State's waters. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCE) and The Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP) want to bring this program to our area!
During these volunteer events, you will:
Monitor water quality in streams near you
Hike along stream beds towards sampling sites
Collect and identify aquatic insects
Learn about and participate in data collection and recording
Discuss the importance of stream management, sediment, wood in streams, channel shapes, aquatic insects, and the Ashokan Watershed