Sampling occurs on the 2nd Saturday of each month from March through November. All samplers must attend a training in order for our data to be accepted by the Ohio EPA.
New Sites for 2024? We are currently looking at our sampling sites to see if we need to add a few more locations.
SW corner of Butler County - we are currently seeking a sampler for the Ross / Morgan Twp area. If you are interested, please email Lynn.
Sample Collecting Volunteers
Samples are collected on the 2nd Saturday of each month from March through November. It looks like all of the permanent sites are covered, however we are looking for people to act as subs to cover for vacations, sickness, etc. If you are interested in finding out more, please email Lynn. We are holding training on the morning of Saturday, February 10.
Lab Training Videos
Thanks to Zak Schultz, one of the 2020 awesome graduate students, we now have training videos for each of the lab stations.
cQHEI is a visual assessment of the creek habitat, looking at things like substrate, tree cover, and fallen logs. Here is the form that is used for scoring cQHEI form
To become a habitat volunteer, please complete the following:
Butler County Stream Team is a citizen science group that collects, analyzes, and reports water quality data from many waterways in Butler County.
The Stream Team exists through the collaborative effort of Butler County resident volunteers, the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability at Miami University, the Butler County Storm Water District, and the Butler Soil and Water Conservation District.
We use SignUpGenius to signup lab volunteers- just to make sure you don't drive to the lab needlessly.
Sunday Bacteria Count
1 person to assist Tera each month to count bacteria samples. 10:30 - 1:30 ish. Email Tera.