Last week to register for the Mid-Atlantic Volunteer Monitoring Conference!

Don’t forget to register for the Mid Atlantic Volunteer Monitoring Conference taking place August 7-8, 2015 at the beautiful Shenandoah University Campus!

Check out the agenda:

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2015 Conference Abstracts and Bios are now available!

For more details, including hotels that are offering discounted rates, check out the facebook page:

Register here:

Register now for the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Volunteer Monitoring Conference

Registration is open for the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Volunteer Monitoring Conference!

Join us for one or both days to learn about innovative monitoring projects, discuss collaboration on data usage, and gain valuable knowledge on essential components of monitoring programs. Check out the draft agenda here. Register here:

Registration Costs:

Friday, August 7th $55

Saturday, August 8th $35

Registration includes lunches, snacks, and Friday dinner.

Optional Workshops and Field Trips:

Thursday, August 6th 1pm to 4pm – Canoe Expedition $35

Saturday, August 8th 9am to 10:30am – Rain Barrel Workshop $45

Saturday, August 8th 10:45 am to 12:15 pm – Rain Barrel Workshop $45

Save the Date – 2015 Mid-Atlantic Volunteer Monitoring Conference – August 6-8, 2015

Save the Date!

Come join us for the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Volunteer Monitoring Conference! This year Virginia Citizens for Water Quality will join this conference with a VCWQ track. Please see the attached flyer and agenda and visit the Facebook page at to learn more.

In addition, this conference will host a film festival focused on volunteer monitoring and water quality.  Accepted films can range just about any genre from music videos to a short movie. Details on the film festival are enclosed as well as on the conference Facebook page     You can find a sample of videos at to get some inspiration.

What do you know about water quality?

You are being invited to participate in research titled “What do you know about water quality.” This study will assist us in understanding what people know about water quality for the improvement of related citizen science projects and education campaigns.* We are surveying individuals that reside near or along the North Carolina and Virginia coasts. The survey will take less than 15 minutes to complete and will remain anonymous. The study is being conducted by Chad Smith, a PhD candidate in the Coastal Resources Management Program at East Carolina University in the Institute of Coastal Science and Policy.

 SURVEY LINK (directions will be provided when you access the link)

Nominate a stream for DEQ to monitor!

Open until April 30, 2015 — Any person may request that a specific body of water be included in DEQ’s annual water quality monitoring plan. Requests shall include, at a minimum (i) a geographical description of the water body recommended for monitoring; (ii) the reason the monitoring is requested, and (iii) any water quality data that the petitioner may have collected or compiled. For more information and nominations, visit or contact Stuart Torbeck at

Still time to register!

There’s still time to register for the 2014 Virginia Citizens for Water Quality Summit! We’ll focus on the major sources of pollution to our local waters and hear about some great initiatives to reduce that pollution!  Check out the agenda below and register here. Just $20, which covers morning refreshments and lunch.  Hope to see you there!