Virginia Citizens for Water Quality hold an annual summit to bring volunteer water quality monitoring groups and interested citizens together for education and collaboration.  Check out agendas and presentations from our past annual meetings.

2014 Summit: Why is Our Water Dirty?

2014 VCWQ Summit Agenda

Why is our Water Dirty? Panel
Trash presented by Katie Register, Clean Virginia Waterways
Bacteria presented by Mike Fenster, Randolph Macon College
Fertilizer presented by Karin Stretchko, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Sediment presented by Jamie Brunkow, James River Association

Chesapeake Bay Denitrification: Developing New Methods to Solve an Old Problem presented by Colin Fenster and Jack Lohmann, Freeman High School

Working Together to Clean Our Water
Virginia Conservation Assistance Program presented by Liz Chudoba, Thomas Jefferson SWCD
RiverTrends and the City of Richmond presented by Anna Mathis, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Using Data to Encourage Action Breakout Session
StreamWatch presented by David Hannah, StreamWatch
Watershed Report Cards presented by Anna Mathis, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

Using the VEGIS Map Breakout Session
Help Document for VEGIS Map

VA DEQ Updates
VA DEQ Updates presented by James Beckley, VA DEQ

2013 Summit: The Mystery of the Muddy Mayhem

VCWQ poster2013 VCWQ Summit Agenda

Muddy Mayhem: Sediment and Water Quality

How Citizens Can Help with TMDLs

Citizen Monitoring: Potential Linkages with the USGS National Water Quality Assessment Program

Selling Conservation: Using Social Marketing to Increase Stormwater Management on Private Property

Narrowing Down The Suspects: Working Together to Identify Pollution Sources


Ways Citizens Can BOLO for Sediment

2012 Summit: Attack of the 9,154 Mile Long E. coli


2012 VCWQ Summit Agenda

VA Beach’s Lynnhaven Story: Public and Public/Private Efforts

Lake Anna Civic Association TMDL IP Monitoring

Hazel Run Watershed Volunteer Efforts

South Anna Monitoring Project Success Story

Arlington County Success Stories

2012 DEQ Updates

Breakout Sessions:

Streamwalks: Detecting Pollution Sources & Restoration Possibilities

How to Monitor for Bacteria and Sewage

DEQ Citizen Survey Results

2011 VCWQ Summit: “Sustainability in Uncertain Times”

2011 VCWQ Summit Final Agenda

Nutrient Analysis for Volunteer Monitors – Presentation by Karen Anderson, Friends of the Shenandoah

Developing Sustainable Income Streams for Volunteer Programs – Presentation by Nathan Truitt, Izzak Walton League of America

Partnering to Produce Tributary-Specific Report Cards – Presentation by Caroline Wicks, Eco-check

Citizen Water Quality Monitoring for TMDL Implementation – Presentation by May Sligh, TMDL/Watershed Field Coordinator, VA DCR

Water Quality Analysis of Stormwater Ponds of Central Park in Fredericksburg – Presentation by Michael Bass, Mary Washington University

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