Training: Water Quality Testing 2024-02-10

Update This class will be ALL in person at John W. Saunders Park, Pavilion #3.

You can learn how to help test water quality in the Suwannee River Basin.

WWALS testing trainer Gretchen Quarterman will do the classroom portion of the course by zoom, followed by hands-on practical training at a waterway with physical distancing. will teach both chemical and bacterial training in person. There is a classroom portion with demonstration, followed by practical and test for each class. Classroom materials will be provided. The tests are on paper and are to be taken on-site.

This is both Chemical and Bacterial training by Georgia Adopt-A-Stream (AAS) methods.

Yes, we can and do use this in Florida as well as Georgia, and we have testers based in Florida.

[WWALS Georgia Adopt-A-Stream Testing Training 2024-02-10]
WWALS Georgia Adopt-A-Stream Testing Training 2024-02-10

We currently have testers on the Little, Withlacoochee, Alapaha, Ichetucknee, Santa Fe, and Suwannee Rivers.

We need more of those, and also for the Alapahoochee River, as well as Cat Creek, Beatty Branch, Sugar Creek, Okapilco Creek, and others.

For more, see:

Sign up:

What to bring: your lunch including something to drink.

When: Gather 9 AM, end 3 PM, Saturday, February 10, 2024

Put In: Zoom then physically distanced practical John W. Saunders Park – River Street, Valdosta, GA.

Free: This training is free.

If you want to test for WWALS, you will need to become a member. We recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today!


Duration: 6 hours

Host: Gretchen Quarterman

Contact: Gretchen Quarterman

Backup: in case of high or low water is: cancelcome dressed for the weather. We will be under a shelter.

Donations to the WWALS Water Quality testing project can be made here: Petrifilm is quite expensive and each bacterial test uses four films. Thank you.

More: For more WWALS outings and events as they are posted, see the WWALS outings web page, WWALS members also get an upcoming list in the Tannin Times newsletter.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can help with clean, swimmable, fishable, drinkable, water in the 10,000-square-mile Suwannee River Basin in Florida and Georgia by becoming a WWALS member today!