2023 Fall Snapshot

Snapshot is a day of water quality monitoring, which altogether, provides a ‘snapshot’ of the water quality conditions around Scott County.

Join us on Tuesday, October 3rd from 8am-12pm for our Fall Snapshot Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Event! This is a great opportunity to become a citizen scientist for the day and gather important data about the health of Scott County’s watersheds. The valuable data gathered by volunteers will assist PSCW in raising funds for water quality improvement projects in the county. No experience is necessary, and anyone over 16 is welcome to participate!

Volunteers will meet at Boll’s Princeton Community Center for a brief overview about water quality and quick training on how to collect the data. During this time, volunteers will meet their data collection group and enjoy some coffee and donuts.

After training, groups will go collect data from 5-7 designated sites around Scott County. The data collected includes pH, nitrogen, chloride, transparency, and more. After collecting this information from each site, groups will meet back at the Community Center for a free pizza lunch!

The data collected from our Snapshots is entered into the largest water quality database in Iowa! PSCW then analyzes the data for patterns and trends to identify any areas of impairment. With this information, we work with agencies and individuals to implement projects and improve our county’s water quality.

Register today at www.xstreamcleanup.org/