Volunteers are needed to help collect water samples throughout the Shaver’s Creek Watershed. This is a collaborative effort between Penn State and Trout Unlimited. The goal is to assess the water quality of the watershed as well as develop a better understanding of its nutrient load and transport.
Sampling Day Schedule
8:00 am: Volunteers will meet at the Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center for training and a sampling overview.
9:30 am: Teams of at least two people will sample ~4 sampling sites. Directions and coordinates of each site will be provided.
2:00 pm: Teams will return to the Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center to turn in their samples and enjoy a free catered meal with the other volunteers.
Collected Samples Will Provide:
• Parameters such as temperature, pH, conductivity, etc…
• Anion Concentrations (NO₃-, SO₄²-…)
• Cation Concentrations (Fe, Ca, Mg…)
• Alkalinity/Buffering Capacity
Please register below!