RiverTrends Welcomes New High School Monitors in Virginia

Photo by Holly Jenkins

On March 31, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay teamed up with RappFlow and Rappahannock County High School in the Northern Piedmont region of Virginia to offer a RiverTrends training to students and teachers at the school focused on bacteria monitoring. Eight students and two teachers attended the training session. Participants learned how to collect observational data, air and water temperature, coliscan bacteria samples, and water clarity data. Bob Hurley, a RappFlow member, helped to co-lead the training as part of the RiverTrends re-launch of the Train-the-Trainer program. We look forward to continuing this partnership with local students and further educating the community on the impacts of bacteria on their local waterways.