ADOPT A STREAM
Did you know that there are no state or local agencies that consistently monitor the health of our creeks? That's right, the AWC has taken on this very important task using dedicated and trained volunteers to collect data twice per month in the summer and once per month in the winter. The data that we collect are:
available to the public,
used by the State Department of Environmental Conservation,
certified through a State Quality Assurance Program Plan, and
used by the AWC to produce the State of the Creeks Report.
The Anchorage Waterways Council has worked with volunteers and supporters to monitor water quality in the Anchorage area watershed since 1998. This Stream Team currently provides Anchorage’s only long-term, scientific water-quality monitoring. Information collected by this program is necessary to understanding stream health and for identifying and controlling the sources of contaminants.
The Stream Team trains citizen volunteers to monitor key area streams year-round, to help keep all of our waterways healthy for wildlife and humans. Clean water is crucial to maintaining healthy ecosystems and ensuring that salmon will continue to return every summer. The Stream Team monitoring program has an annual budget of $100,000 every year. This money pays for 12 hours of training and annual recertification for each volunteer monitor. It also covers equipment, data compilation, program management and the cost of publishing annual reports about Anchorage water quality. You, your company or organization can make a big splash in our community by sponsoring a Stream Team monitoring station and helping to pay for these costs.
Stream Team Sponsors
1. Contribute $1000 annually per monitoring site
2. May underwrite any of 26 available monitoring sites
3. Get their logos and names splashed across AWC materials and reports
4. Are recognized on special signage near monitoring sites
Join the Stream Team today to monitor and protect Anchorage’s water for the future.
Call (907) 27-CREEK (272-7335) or e-mail email@example.com.