Ohio's Scenic Rivers Stream Quality Monitoring Project
Developed in 1983 by the Ohio Division of Natural Resources (ODNR) Scenic Rivers program, Ohio's Stream Quality Monitoring (SQM) Project uses a variety of sampling techniques to determine the quality of the state's scenic rivers and streams.
Help Ohio's Scenic Rivers program conduct biological monitoring of macroinvertebrates to determine stream health. Collected data will be compiled into yearly reports used to help predict seasonal fluctuations and quality ranking.
Learn more about Ohio's scenic rivers designation and history, Stream Quality Monitoring program, workshop dates, and how to get started as a volunteer SQM monitor on Ohio Department of Natural Resources' website.
Contact an SQM Coordinator
Refer to Ohio DNR's website for additional contact information:
Northeast Ohio: Ashtabula, Chagrin, Conneaut, Grand, Little Beaver, Pymatuning, Upper Cuyahoga
contact 330-298-9195 or NESQM@dnr.state.oh.us
Central Ohio: Darby, Kokosing, Mohican, Olentangy
contact 740-513-0455 or CentralSQM@dnr.state.oh.us
Northwest Ohio: Maumee, Sandusky
contact 614-570-4371 or NWSQM@dnr.state.oh.us
Southwest Ohio: Little Miami, Stillwater/Greenville
contact 937-481-4510 or SWSQM@dnr.state.oh.us
Volunteer Materials & Resources
Monthly hours are due by the last Monday of every month. Contact us at WVPinfo@clevelandmetroparks.com to add the project assignment to your Volgistics profile. Please look for assignment '(IP:M) ODNR Scenic Rivers Stream Monitoring' when entering your hours on a time sheet.
Volgistics link: https://www.volgistics.com/ex2/vicnet.dll/?from=322540
Cuyahoga SQM Workshop June 2019