West Virginia Rivers, Trout Unlimited and WVDEP have teamed up to develop a mobile tool designed to report water quality and aquatic habitat issues on West Virginia streams and rivers.
WV Stream Watch is a smartphone form that enables citizens to collect photos, location information and descriptions of pollution and habitat issues, and share them with TU, WV Rivers and state regulators.
By streamlining the process of collecting and sharing this type of info we hope to broaden our cohort of citizen observers watchdogging WV streams and rivers and ensuring issues are identified and addressed. The form is on the Survey123 platform and can collect data regardless of cell network coverage.
On June 23rd at 7pm TU and WV Rivers will host a webinar to introduce the tool and provide training on how to download and use it. If you are a citizen scientist, paddler, hiker, hunter, angler or spend time on WV streams and rivers, this would be a great tool to have in your pocket to document and share pollution and habitat issues you observe.
Please register for the webinar ahead of time using the link below. If you are interested, but can’t make the webinar, go ahead and register and we’ll send you a recording.