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Volunteer Pipeline Monitoring
November 14 2015 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Across our region, the energy industry is actively seeking to build new major natural gas pipelines to move extracted gas into domestic and foreign markets.
Areas that have yet to see shale gas drilling, such as the George Washington and Monongahela National Forests, may experience significant pipeline development in the not-too-distant future.
Prime wildlife habitats and productive farmlands in the Shenandoah Valley may be impacted irreparably by such ventures by the fossil-fuel industry. In a very real sense, the energy industry may be gambling with our way of life if and when it lays down its massive pipeline infrastructure throughout our region.
The Valley Conservation Council encourages your participation in an upcoming Trout Unlimited training session to learn how to help monitor cold-water streams for potential impacts from pipeline development.
This one-day training session will help citizen volunteers to learn how to conduct water quality monitoring, including chemical monitoring on water samples, measuring stream flow, testing water temperatures and turbidity, and conducting visual assessments. Special emphasis will be placed on monitoring sites along the Atlantic Coast Pipeline route. Click here for a program brochure.
No prior experience will be necessary – just a serious commitment to ongoing monitoring at your chosen site(s) at least once per month. Please register by 30 October 2015 by contacting Jake Lemon, Eastern Shale Gas Monitoring Coordinator for Trout Unlimited.