IWLA Certifies New Monitors in Fredericksburg, VA

Last month IWLA staff got to work with volunteers from around the Fredericksburg area in Virginia eager to become certified biological monitors. Volunteers from the IWLA Fredericksburg-Rappahannock chapter, Green Aquia, and local Virginia Master Naturalists all came out on a beautiful day to learn about water quality issues, the importance of monitoring benthic macroinvertebrates, and how to collect and identify bugs from the bottom of the stream. From this training, new monitors will be able to help sustain an existing monitoring program and work to start a new one.

Photo by Emily Bialowas for IWLA and CMC, 2019