Across the nation, volunteer groups monitor the condition of streams, rivers, lakes, reservoirs, estuaries, coastal waters, wetlands and wells because they want to help protect a body of water or wetland near where they live, work or play.
Volunteer monitoring and water quality sampling efforts in Arizona provide quality data and build stewardship of local waters. The number, variety and complexity of these projects are continually on the rise. Credible and defensible water quality data collected by volunteer groups is of the utmost importance since state agencies, like many other organizations, are continuing to do more with less resources in both personnel and funding.
We have partnered with the ADEQ to provide 1 credit courses to train Arizona volunteer groups on water quality sampling. Customized classes are available upon request.