Training, Water Quality Testing, Pictures 2018-09-16

Thanks to Julie Shutters of Golden Triangle R&D for coming down from Sylvester to Valdosta, GA to do Georgia Adopt-A-Stream training for WWALS.

(No, we haven’t forgotten about Florida. We’re just starting with the biggest problem area.)

Class

[Julie Shutters, Ronnie Thomas, Erica McLelland, Shirley Kokidko, Joanne A. Wardell, Gretchen Quarterman, Bobby McKenzie, John S. Quarterman (hat)]
Julie Shutters, Ronnie Thomas, Erica McLelland, Shirley Kokidko, Joanne A. Wardell, Gretchen Quarterman, Bobby McKenzie, John S. Quarterman (hat)

Why we’re doing this

[ADOPT]
Awareness, Data, Observations, Partnerships, Tools & Training.
ADOPT

[What is a Watershed?]
What is a Watershed?
Ours is the Suwannee River Basin.

[Nonpoint Source Pollution]
Nonpoint Source Pollution
The biggest problem in Georgia watersheds, especially ours.

One Mile Branch

One Mile Branch at Drexel Park.

[Julie, banners, bridge, jsq]
Julie, banners, bridge, jsq

Get some water to test.

[Julie, rope, Bobby, bucket]
Julie, rope, Bobby, bucket

Testing

[pH]
pH

[Julie, jsq, Bobby, Joanne]
Julie, jsq, Bobby, Joanne

[Flicking]
Flicking

Banners

[Chemicals and banners]
Chemicals and banners

Measure

[Results]
Results

End Banners

[Julie, Ronnie, Bobby, Joanne, Erica, Gretchen, Aaron]
Julie, Ronnie, Bobby, Joanne, Erica, Gretchen, Aaron

See also:

Thanks to Southern Georgia Regional Commission (SGRC) and Erica McLelland and Corey Hull for hosting.

Thanks to Bobby McKenzie, WWALS Testing Committee Chair, for organizing.

Thanks to Ronnie Thomas, Erica McLelland, Shirley Kokidko, Joanne A. Wardell, Gretchen Quarterman, Bobby McKenzie, Aaron Sirmson, and John S. Quarterman for taking the class.

Next: buy some equipment.

Then: do some testing.

Don’t worry. If you missed this class, there wil be more classes.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!