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DeKalb Adopt-A-Stream partners with Stone Mountain Memorial Assoc. to hold Water Quality Workshops
DeKalb Adopt-A-Stream partners with Stone Mountain Memorial Assoc. to hold Water Quality Workshops

DECATUR – DeKalb Adopt-A-Stream is partnering with Stone Mountain Memorial Association to host a series of workshops to get citizens involved in learning about and protecting DeKalb County’s water resources. These workshops are designed to train volunteers on how to collect and interpret data, and to learn what impacts DeKalb’s water quality.

The four-part series of workshops begin Saturday, May 14 when attendees will be introduced to Adopt-A-Stream and discover how to conduct a visual survey. The second part will be held on Saturday, June 11 and participants will learn how to perform chemical monitoring. The third workshop will be held on Saturday, July 9 and will focus on biological monitoring. The last of the series will be held on Saturday, August 13 and will train volunteers on how to conduct bacteria monitoring. At the conclusion of each workshop, volunteers will be able to earn a certificate that will allow them to enter information into a statewide database.

The workshops are designed for first-time volunteers, however current or past volunteers are welcome to attend. Additionally, each class is independent of each other. It is recommended that volunteers attend all four workshops, but it is not required. 

The workshops will be held at Stone Mountain’s Confederate Hall Historical and Environmental Education Center, located at 2003 Robert E. Lee Boulevard, Stone Mountain, GA 30083. Instruction will begin at 10 a.m. and end approximately at 4 p.m. There is no fee for these workshops, but pre-registration is required and limited to the first 20 people.

DeKalb Adopt-A-Stream is a volunteer water quality program coordinated by the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.  

For more information or to register for the workshop, please contact Michael O’Shield, Environmental Education Coordinator, at 770.724.1456 or msoshield@dekalbcountyga.gov. You can also visit http://georgiaadoptastream.org/ to find out more information about the workshops and the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream program.