Adopt-A-Stream training offered in Macon

mstucka@macon.comDecember 4, 2013 

The Macon Water Authority will train volunteers for the Adopt-A-Stream program Dec. 14.

A workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will train volunteers to conduct chemical monitoring of streams. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., volunteers will be trained in bacterial monitoring.

The goal is to protect water quality by getting volunteers involved in monitoring the health of local waterways, the authority said in a statement.

The training sessions will be held in the authority’s Support Services Facility at 918 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Macon. Volunteers will also get a tour of the facility’s environmental compliance laboratory.

The free, hands-on workshops will teach volunteers how to monitor for air and water temperature, pH levels, dissolved oxygen, conductivity and e. coli bacteria.

Mark Wyzalek, the authority’s director of laboratory and environmental compliance, said the authority is hoping to get more volunteers interested in water quality issues and potentially kickstart the Adopt-A-Stream program in Macon.

For more information about the workshops, go to www.maconwater.org or email Wyzalek at mwyzalek@maconwater.org.

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