September 7, 2018
Contact: Veronica Greear
, (423) 346-6294
Contact: Christopher Derman
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, Obed Wild & Scenic River is launching a volunteer-based citizen science water monitoring project. Volunteers are needed to assist park staff in collecting water samples in the park and to process and analyze water samples. The pilot project will focus on collection of E. coli bacteria samples at up to five sites in the Obed watershed.
Two training classes are being held to teach volunteers about water quality at Obed Wild & Scenic River and the methods used to collect water quality monitoring data. Participants only need to attend one training session.
Training dates for those who would like to participate are:
- Saturday, September 8, 2:00-4:00 PM (ET)
- Tuesday, September 11, 6:00-8:00 PM (ET)
Collaboration in citizen science involves scientists and researchers working with the public. Community-based groups may generate ideas and engage with scientists for advice, leadership, and program coordination. Interested volunteers, amateur scientists, students, and educators may network and promote new ideas to advance our understanding of the world.
Obed Visitor Center is located at: 208 North Maiden Street, Wartburg, Tennessee.
For more information, please contact the park visitor center at (423) 346-6294.