Water quality training offered in Buckhannon

Trout Unlimited and its West Virginia and Virginia councils are partnering with the West Virginia Rivers Coalition (WVRC) to initiate a new volunteer water quality monitoring program.

The program will focus on training volunteers to monitor coldwater resources in West Virginia and Virginia that have the potential to be impacted by the increasing shale gas


The goals of the project are twofold. First, to educate volunteers about the potential impacts to fish and wildlife resources in the shale gas region of West Virginia and Virginia and train volunteers to effectively monitor the water quality in these areas. And second, to work with these trained volunteers to conduct water quality monitoring in all priority watersheds that have been identified by WVRC and TU’s science team as critical for protecting ecologically significant lands and waters.

A training will be conducted in Buckhannon at Stockert Youth Center July 12. To register or for more information, call Jaimie Holmes at 304-614-6699 or send email to