Volunteers testing health of Boise River Saturday morning
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Saturday, Oct. 27 starting at 10 a.m., volunteers in Ada and Canyon counties will be out on the Boise River and surrounding waterways to test the health of the waters. According to the city of Boise, teams will identify both aquatic and non-aquatic native and non-native species, along with testing water samples for temperature, the amount of oxygen in the water, bacteria and other parameters.
"As the Boise River is used by more people every year for drinking water, recreation, and irrigation, it's important to give citizens an opportunity to learn more about the health of this valuable resource," said Kate Harris, the City of Boise Water Quality Sampling and Monitoring Coordinator and a Watershed Watch team leader. “By raising awareness about our personal impacts on the river, it can lead to behavior changes that lesson our impact on the environment.”
Watershed Watch volunteers include elementary, secondary, and college students, scouts, environmental groups, corporate green teams and families.
For more information on the event or to volunteer, please contact Christine Hummer at 409-7053.