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​Learn about water quality at Johns Creek chemical monitoring workshop

January 26, 2016

The Georgia Adopt-a-Stream program, part of the state Environmental Protection Division, focuses on increasing public awareness of water quality issues in Georgia while collecting data on the chemical, biological, and bacterial properties of local streams and creeks. EPD uses the data, which is available publicly, for screening purposes and to prioritize regulatory monitoring.

Participants of this 4 1/2 -hour workshop will leave a jam-packed day with the tools and training needed to successfully monitor the chemical properties of local water bodies in the City of Johns Creek.

“This hands-on interpretive class will span a basic vocabulary of water science with a new emphasis on hands-on learning,” says Mary Alston, Environmental Education Coordinator at the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center. Alston will co-teach this program with Megan Sheehan, Education coordinator for Keep Johns Creek Beautiful, and Sharon Smith with Fulton County Water Resources Division.

Participants must be at least 10 years old. The workshop costs $5 per person.

If you’re interested in learning more about this Chemical Monitoring Workshop or to register, please visit the event workshop web page or contact Megan Sheehan at 770-551-7766.