April 5, 2014
Filed Under Lake Tahoe Eco-Tips
The annual Snapshot Day is a volunteer event that takes a picture of one moment in time of our watershed: the greater Truckee River.
Volunteer monitoring teams will go out to various monitoring sites to perform a stream walk (visual assessment), collect field data, grab samples and take photos. Streams will be field tested for dissolved oxygen, conductivity, pH, and temperature. Water samples will be taken back to a central meeting location and measured for turbidity, nutrients and fecal coliform bacteria. All necessary equipment will be provided. Baseline data from the event may be used for restoration projects, monitoring, and for the collaborative effort to protect our watershed from further degradation.
Snapshot Day is a terrific opportunity for you to gain hands on experience, to job shadow, and to interact with water resource professionals. Students are assigned to a sampling site near to their schools. Snapshot Day is a really valuable event for the Tahoe Basin and Truckee watersheds and your participation makes it that much better. Sponsored by the Tahoe-Truckee Clean Water team, local agencies, and YOU, the volunteers that make it happen!
When and Where:
South Lake Tahoe, North Lake Tahoe, Middle Truckee River
May 11th 2013 9:00 am- 12:00 pm
For more information, click here.