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Friends has teamed up with the Izaak Walton League’s Virginia Save Our Streams program to offer training and certification in benthic macroinvertebrate (BMI) monitoring in March and April.  Help our community learn more about the health of our watershed and monitor its health over time by becoming a certified volunteer monitor! Volunteer monitors collect and analyze data about these small insects living in streams twice per year, in the spring and fall.

If you want to find out more about monitoring and trainings, and how you can make a difference right near your own home or other by places you love in the North Fork watershed, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Julia Sargent, by email: [email protected]

In the meantime, here is an example from Spring 2021 of how and why we are taking up this work as a community, and how you can become part of it…


If you have trouble accessing the registration link above, download the flyer below or contact [email protected].