June 18 lecture to cover how to visually monitor water quality

June 15, 2015 | Events, UToday
By Cassandra DeYoung

As part of its Summer Naturalist Series, The University of Toledo’s Lake Erie Center will host a presentation to train individuals how to visually monitor water quality.



Ann Keefe, conservation coordinator of the Lake Erie Northwest Ohio Sierra Club, will present on the Water Alert Reporting Network Thursday, June 18, at 7 p.m. at the Lake Erie Center, located at 6200 Bayshore Road in Oregon.

“The program trains individuals on how to visibly assess water pollution by observing the water for signs such as oil sheens, surface foam, smell and evidence of dead organisms in order to judge if the situation is a concern that needs to be reported,” said Kathy Sullivan, communications tech specialist for the UT Lake Erie Center.

The free, public lecture is part of the Sierra Club’s Water Sentinels Program and is the second part of a two-step training program to become a volunteer activist for clean watersheds. Attendance to the previous lecture is not required.

For more information about the Sierra Club’s Water Sentinels program, visit sierraclub.org/water-sentinels.

For more information about the lecture, contact kathy.sullivan@utoledo.edu.

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