In 2003, using grant funding from the Washington Department of Ecology, Clark County created a monitoring support program that loans monitoring equipment and provides limited project guidance to volunteers in Clark County.
Sometimes members of the public, students, or agency staff want to do a water quality monitoring project but don't have all the training or equipment they need.
The Monitoring Resource Center can provide help. Water Resources staff can train volunteers to properly collect samples and use field instruments such as pH meters.
The program can loan sampling equipment and field meters.
As time allows, staff scientists can help refine the project plan to make sure that the field data will be able to answer the project's questions. In some cases, laboratory costs may also be paid.
Volunteer Monitoring Resource Center Services and Guidelines (PDF - 118K)
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