Winter Newsletter

Welcome to 2017 With Utah Water Watch

Check out the highlights below for Volunteer of the Year 2016, new opportunities, training events and a review of YOUR data. Also, keep an eye out for emails and a quick survey as we gearup for 2017 monitoring season.

Enjoy the new year in style while wearing your new Utah Water Watch hats.  Consider wearing them while you monitor to let others know what you’re doing (Note, if we missed anyone in the first round of hats, we will be sending them out with new supplies.)

Nancy, Ellen, Eli, Summer, Zack, Audree, Bret and McKenna


Raymond Li
2016 Volunteer of the Year

We have many great volunteers to recognize, however, Raymond Li has been volunteering with us since the beginning.  He is soon off to college and we wish him the best of luck!  To read more about why Raymond has participated and about the data he has collected for the Logan River and Little Bear / Cutler Reservoir every month since he began, click here.

2016 Volunteer Accomplishments

Thank you to all who have monitored this year! The data is valued both to assess the health of our watersheds and as an educational tool.  For a report of our progress in 2016, click here.
2017 Training Schedule
We are setting up statewide Tier 1, Tier 2 and harmful algal bloom trainings, feel free to attend as a refresher.  Find our training schedule here (Click on “training” tab).  Let us know if you’d like a training in your area.

New Opportunities

Eli is kicking off our Harmful Algal Bloom program this week with microscope and identification training across the state.
Learn more about Tier 2 projects starting this spring here (Click the “opportunities” tab.).
Consider picking up another site (up or down stream from your current one) or inviting a friend to join you as a Utah Water Watch monitor. Check out the schedule of Tier 1 trainings.

Enjoy working with kids? Help us out at a water fair, and provide hands-on activities alongside seasoned staff.  See the calendar for dates and locations.

Contact us to learn more: waterquality@usu.edu, 435-797-2580.


Watershed Reports

Student workers Zack and Audree are working on producing annual watershed-by-watershed reports. These will highlight volunteer-produced data and feature information on local water quality concerns. They will also track sites to make sure we continue to collect data year-to-year.

Below is a graph of water temperature data collected within the Spanish Fork River Watershed in 2016. We can clearly see a general warming of streams into the summer months and cooling into winter months. Click here to find a quick snipit of the forthcoming report.

Thanks for all you do and we look forward to another great year with you!
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