We often host volunteer events to provide people the opportunity to directly connect with and improve our watersheds.
We work in all Scott County communities to host cleanup events, whether its picking up trash along a stream, removing invasive species, or improving habitats. See our past and upcoming cleanups here.
Water Quality Monitoring
Three times a year, PSCW organizes the Scott County Snapshot Water Quality Monitoring Event. PSCW facilitates over 30 volunteers to monitor Scott County streams, rivers, lakes, and wetlands. Volunteers monitor over 60 sites for transparency, water temperature, pH, Nitrite, Nitrate, Dissolved Oxygen, Phosphate, and Chloride. Volunteers also gather samples to be sent into a lab for bacteria testing and make observations about activities and land uses surrounding the waterbody. The event engages residents in water quality through a user friendly process for data collection and empowers them to take a proactive approach to water quality. The collected data provides a “snapshot” of the water quality conditions in Scott County. Results of local monitoring can be obtained by contacting the PSCW.
Curious on how we test the water? Check out our Snapshot training video at https://youtu.be/62Y90UPJeCg