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Become a Water Quality Monitor

Friends of the North Fork has teamed up with the Izaak Walton League’s Virginia Save Our Streams Program to conduct biological water quality monitoring in the North Fork’s watershed. Join our growing team of volunteer benthic macroinvertebrate (BMI) monitors who are collecting and sharing valuable water quality indicators with the Department of Environmental Quality, the VASOS national database, area conservation partners, and the community. Click here to learn more about BMI monitoring with Friends.

You can also volunteer to collect samples for physio-chemical water quality (still on the North Fork!) with Friends of the Shenandoah River (FOSR). Fill out FOSR’s water quality monitoring volunteer form here to get involved with their monitoring team.

North Fork Water Quality Data

To visualize or download historic water quality data collected by or in conjunction with FOSR, visit their database here and search ‘North Fork’ or a specific location of interest, add what parameters you are interested in and for what date ranges you want the data, then click ‘View Table’.