Lanesborough: Water quality monitors needed

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, with two watershed partners — the Hoosic River Watershed Association and the Housatonic Valley Association — invite interested individuals to a water quality monitor training from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 1, at Bill Laston Memorial Park, Route 7.

Once a month from April through October, trained volunteers will collect water samples at designated locations on the Green River in the Hoosic Watershed and Wahconah Falls Brook and the Southwest Branch of the Housatonic River in the Housatonic Watershed.

The samples will be tested to determine bacteria levels.

Volunteers must have transportation and must be physically able to collect the sample(s).

To register for the training, contact Dennis Regan, HVA Berkshire program director, at 413-298-7024 or dregan@hvatoday.org.

For information about the sample sites along the Green River, contact Steve McMahon, HooRWA executive director, at 413-458-2742 or s.mcmahon@hoorwa.org.

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