What is Stream Watch?
Stream Watch is a program designed for anyone interested in cleaning and/or monitoring a stream or river in their community. Recently, the program has launched the capability of collecting crowd-sourced data into an interactive map.
Who Can Join?
Anyone is welcome to join! The minimum requirement is to hold 2 litter pick-ups per year and submission of at least one photo per event. However, you can also turn your Stream Watch group into a data collection team and gather chemical data collection as well as macroinvertebrate data! Customize your Stream Watch experience for what you are interested in. Groups can be any size, any background, and from any corner of North Carolina. Ideally, there will be several groups in each river basin across North Carolina.
What Will Members Receive?Members will receive a welcome packet, a beautiful Stream Watch sign (while supplies last), exclusive access to a statewide network of stream monitoring data and pictures (collected by groups just like you), and even customized Water Resources educational workshops (if you’re interested)! There is also a new GIS mapping component that will allow participants to upload pictures, water quality data, and other notes to share observations. Teachers- get excited to utilize this data into your classroom with easy-to-access stream monitoring GIS data.
How Do I Apply to Join Stream Watch 2.0?
In order to be a part of Stream Watch, you will need to fill out an application form! Once you've completed the application, please email it to Lauren Daniel and allow a week or two for your application to be processed.