Water Quality Monitoring Training

Texas Stream Water Quality Monitoring Training

Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: Clear Lake, TX (more location info provided upon registration)
RSVP: Email waterquality@galvbay.org if interested

About: Galveston Bay Foundation’s Water Monitoring Team is an integral part of preserving, protecting and enhancing the water quality in Galveston Bay. Volunteers conduct regular sampling around Galveston Bay that includes chemical analyses, physical sampling, and field observations to create a unique portrait of water quality for each site. This helps us gain a better understanding of the water quality around Galveston Bay and can facilitate early identification of potential water quality issues.

Participants will learn about the history and importance of citizen water quality monitoring and complete the first two of the three phases for the certification. IMG_3633

Phase I is an introduction to the program and provides the first look at the monitoring procedures.
Phase II provides the group an opportunity to conduct the monitoring procedures in the field.
Phase III  occurs on a later date and is conducted as a one-on-one session with the trainer and volunteer at the volunteer’s chosen monitoring site.

Our volunteers commit to the following:

  • Complete three phases of training (10 to 12 hours total)
  • Monitor their site(s) on a monthly basis for at least 2 years (1 to 2 hours per site)
  • Submit their completed data sheet(s) promptly each month
  • Complete quality assurance training one time per year (2 hours)


Priority is given to those who intend to monitor at one of our inactive locations, highlighted in blue on this map,  allowing us to continue monitoring at sites that have existing data. Monitoring sites will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.