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!

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.

Posted by: acbva | February 19, 2015

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)

Posted by: acbva | January 14, 2015

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

Posted by: acbva | November 17, 2014

Volunteer Monitoring…

…can provide key data for the Chesapeake Bay clean up.  Check out this store in the Bay Journal:

Posted by: acbva | October 29, 2014

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!


Posted by: acbva | September 30, 2014

Registration now open for 2014 Annual Summit

Registration is now open for the 2014 Annual Summit! This years focus is on “why is our water dirty?” and how property owners can reduce their impact on local streams.  We have a great slate of speakers lined up, and hope you can join us.  Check out the agenda and then register here:


Posted by: acbva | September 12, 2014

Save the Date: 2014 VCWQ Summit


Posted by: acbva | November 13, 2013

The Mystery of the Muddy Mayhem

Agenda and presentations from this year’s VCWQ Summit available here:

Posted by: acbva | October 22, 2013

Preview of The Mystery of the Muddy Mayhem

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