Grand County Water Information Network seeks volunteers |

Grand County Water Information Network seeks volunteers

The Grand County Water Information Network, which works to coordinate, manage, and consolidate the comprehensive water quality monitoring, information, and educational programs throughout Grand County, has two programs with opportunities for volunteers.

• Three Lakes Clarity Monitoring Program – Each Wednesday, GCWIN Field Technician Sarah Hershfelt monitors clarity on Shadow Mountain Reservoir and Grand Lake throughout the morning and early afternoon. Volunteers would help record Secchi measurements and assist with raising and lowering of the Sondes equipment. The Forest Service provides the boat, and we meet at their dock on Shadow Mountain Reservoir

• Healthy Headwaters Sampling Program – After meeting in Granby to calibrate equipment, GCWIN collects water samples from 8 sites located in the Colorado and Fraser River valleys. Volunteers would help collect and filter water samples, take Sondes equipment readings, and record site notes. Since this is an all-day event, we will provide lunch. The next two dates are July 19 and August 16.

These opportunities are ideal for high school students to complete their community service requirements or anybody interested in water sciences in Grand County. Please contact Ben Carver at 970-627-8162 or for more information.