Volunteer for bioassessment in 2020

The Estuary Program has cancelled the bioassessment training for due to COVID-19 concerns. Please check back in for more information in early April about a new date for the training.

What is bioassessment?

Bioassessment monitoring is a tool used state-wide to assess the health of our rivers and streams. The effort involves collecting macroinvertebrate samples from our local creeks and taking measurements of the habitat. To join our spring monitoring effort, volunteers must first attend a three-hour training session. Upon completing the training, volunteers will assist the Estuary Program with the monitoring effort. Each trip takes approximately five hours, and the work is expected to take place in April to May, depending on rainfall. Surveys will take place on weekdays as well as weekends. You must be able to stay for the duration of the survey.

We thank the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust for their generous support of this bioassessment survey effort over the years.