Adopt-A-Stream

Join Fulton County Public Works and Autrey Mill Nature Preserve for an immersive citizen scientist opportunity. Sign up for the Chemical and or Bacterial monitoring workshops. Pack a lunch, bring your boots, and become a community scientist with the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream program!

 

Georgia Adopt-A-Stream
Chemical Workshop


Participants will be trained in chemical water quality monitoring techniques. Learn how to determine chemical parameters and identify possible sources of pollution. Register Today!

Where:
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve
9770 Autrey Mill Road
Johns Creek, GA 30022

When:
Saturday, April 15th, 2023
10 AM – 3 PM

More information:
The Chemical Monitoring Workshop is designed to teach volunteers/citizen scientists about basic stream water chemistry and how to conduct various chemical testing using hand-held field equipment. The basic set of tests includes dissolved oxygen, conductivity, pH, and temperature. Volunteers who collect data with 10% accuracy and pass the written test with a score of 80% or better will be certified to conduct chemical monitoring.

Georgia Adopt-A-Stream
Bacterial Workshop


All program participants will be trained in bacterial water quality monitoring techniques. Learn how to monitor E.Coli levels in a stream and identify possible sources of pollution. Register Today!

Where:
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve
9770 Autrey Mill Road
Johns Creek, GA 30022

When:
Saturday, June 17th, 2023
10 AM – 3 PM

More information:
The Bacterial Monitoring Workshop teaches volunteers how to monitor E. coli levels in their streams and identify possible sources of pollution. E. coli is a type of bacteria that is often used to indicate the presence of other, harmful strains of bacteria in streams. This workshop will cover collecting and plating a water sample, incubating the plates, and interpreting the results. Volunteers who demonstrate proficiency in sampling and plating and pass the written test with a score of 90% or better will be certified to conduct bacterial monitoring.