Riverkeeper Monitoring Program
Save The River's new Riverkeeper Volunteer Program trains volunteers to be our eyes and ears out on the River, by teaching the basics on assessing River health and identifying potential pollution problems.
Riverkeeper volunteers will be trained to keep an eye out for pollution, wildlife die-offs and subtle changes in the River ecosystem that can indicate changes in River health. Volunteers will also learn how to assess pollution problems and how to effectively report these problems to the proper authorities.
Volunteers who attend a training session will receive all the materials needed to participate in the program as well as a Save The River t-shirt.
How do I sign up?
To be notified of future volunteer training sessions, call Save The River at 686-2010 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Lawrence River Research and Education Fund is a proud supporter of the Riverkeeper Monitoring Program.
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