Save Our Streams (SOS) is a fun way to test water quality in small streams by collecting chemical data and identifying underwater insects, called macroinvertebrates. The Izaak Walton League is partnering with Pottawattamie County Conservation and Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development to provide workshops for those who want to become a certified SOS Monitor. Visit www.iwla.org/sos for more info about Save Our Streams.
Certified SOS monitors can submit data to the Clean Water Hub to be used in the EPA's Water Quality Exchange for federal decision-making.
Training will consist of a three-hour outdoor session after completing online trainings at your own convenience. A $5 registration fee is charged for the class.
Dress for the weather, as we will be outdoors. Bring your own rubber boots, waders, or old sneakers if you have them (we ask that you avoid using felt soled waders). Note-taking supplies are suggested. Registration costs will help to provide class and field materials and ID books for participants.
Fremont County **please note the Sidney event was cancelled due to low registration** The Botna Bend event is continuing as planned (see below) Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:00am-noon Fremont County Shop 2014 290th Avenue Sidney, IA 51652 $5 registration. Classes fill up quickly, so register now! For inquiries, contact IWLA Save Our Streams Coordinator Zach Moss at email@example.com . Register for the Fremont County Training