Water Sentinels Training Planned

Water Sentinels Citizen Water Monitoring Training Scheduled

Who: Sierra Club Water Sentinels in partnership with
Cajuns for Bayou Teche and
Acadiana Resource Conservation & Development

What: Water Sampling Introductory Training
When: Friday, May 7, 2010
Where: LSU Agriculture Research and Extension Building  – 114 Courthouse St. Breaux Bridge, LA 70517

CONTACT: Woody Martin at 337-298-8380 or hrmartin2sc@gmail.com to register or for further information.

The purpose of program is to inform people about water quality in Bayou Teche by providing an opportunity to do hands-on sampling and monitoring.  Cajuns for Bayou Teche and Sierra Club will provide water sampling test kits and training on May 7, 2010.  There is no charge for this session.  We invite people who are interested in Bayou Teche water quality and who would like to continue in the role of volunteer water sampling technician.  No commitment is necessary to attend the training. All interested people are invited.

9:00 am    Coffee and snacks provided by Acadiana RC&D

9:30 am    Video presentation – The Missouri Stream Team

10:00 am    Tim Guilfoile, Water Sentinels trainer, explains the water quality parameters that we will be sampling and their significance to surface water quality. We will start with Dissolved Oxygen, pH, Conductivity, Turbidity, Temperature

12:00 pm    Lunch – Gumbo at the Breaux Bridge pavilion provided by Acadiana RC&D

1:00 pm    Discussion of water quality parameters and hands on practice with sampling equipment provided by Cajuns for Bayou Teche at the Breaux Bridge pavilion

3:00 pm    Session ends