The Save Our Streams program monitors the health of many of Warren County's streams. Our trained monitors perform macroinvertebrate surveys 3 to 4 times per calendar year on each stream. The data collected are sent to the state SOS organization to maintain an ongoing database history for each stream.
We're always looking for dedicated volunteers to help with stream monitoring. Training classes are scheduled throughout the warmer Summer months. Please feel free to contact Harry Reed if you're interested in becoming a stream monitor, or if you'd just like to learn more about healthy stream life. Contact one of the BOARD MEMBERS.
If you aren't sure if you want to commit to being a monitor, why not attend a training class just to see what's involved?
Stream clean-ups are also planned periodically. Any and all are welcome and needed. Happy Creek is usually the targeted stream as it seems to always need a pick-up. Please click on the calendar for dates, times, and places.
Training classes are usually held at the bridge over Passage Creek next to the state fish hatchery. We must have at least two participants to carry out the class. Classes usually take about three hours or so. Please contact Dan Pesta if interested. We are in need of new stream monitors.
Here are some actions you can take around your home that can improve your health and protect the river.
- Store water in glass or stainless steel containers, or in plastics
that don’t contain BPA or phthalates.
- Microwave food in ceramic or glass
- Give preference to food grown without pesticides, chemical fertilizers and growth hormones.
For more info on the Riverkeeper's activities, see www.shenandoahriverkeeper.org
If you want to become more active in helping ensure the health of our Shenandoah River, check out the Riverkeeper website for more info. Consider becoming a supporting member and a volunteer Riverwatcher.