RiverTrends Welcomes New Monitors and Gains a Mascot!

In June, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s RiverTrends Coordinator headed to eastern Virginia to provide chemical water quality monitoring trainings to the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula chapters of the Virginia Master Naturalists. We had perfect weather for both training days, one hosted at Belle Isle State Park and the other hosted at the home of a current RiverTrends monitor along the York River. We welcomed 12 new monitors and one new unexpected mascot, affectionately named Chesapeake by our newly certified monitors.

These trainings were made possible by the countless hours of work put in by our summer RiverTrends Intern, Anna Kelley, prepping monitoring equipment, marking secchi depth lines, building binders and more. Thank you so much for all of your hard work, Anna!