Who tests your rivers?

Volunteers like you! Our chapter has long been supportive of Santa Barbara Channelkeeper’s Stream Team, which has monitored the water quality of the Ventura River for about 15 years.

The next testing date is this Saturday, December 3. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at the corner of Julian St. and W. Main St., across from the Patagonia firehouse. Contact Jenna with SB Channelkeeper at jennad@sbck.org and visit http://www.sbck.org/volunteer/ for more information.

Well over a decade’s worth of monthly water quality, flows, and use in the Ventura River watershed have been successfully documented by Stream Team. Armed with the knowledge gained, Stream Team is adopting a new schedule. Tomorrow’s collection will be the last monthly testing. Beginning in 2017, quarterly monitoring will be performed on the first Saturday of February, May, August, and November.

To explore the years’ worth of data collected by Stream Team volunteers and Channelkeeper staff, go to: http://www.sbck.org/current-issues/water-quality-monitoring/stream-team/ and select “View Data Portal”.

Our thanks to Santa Barbara Channelkeeper for doing this important work and sharing the data with the community.