Water Quality Monitoring


Starting in 1999, CVW has worked closely with Dr. David Buckalew, Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia to create a local watershed group of volunteers and students to monitor the water quality of the Appomattox River Watershed. This historic, scenic river flows through the Piedmont from Appomattox County to Hopewell, where it joins the James River. Learn more about the Appomattox River Water Quality Monitoring Program.

CVW is also active with the Citizens for Water Quality, and other water quality monitoring throughout the state. Kathleen M. Register, CVW's Executive Director, also serves on the steering committee of the Virginia Water Monitoring Council. This statewide council promotes and facilitates coordination of water monitoring programs throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. To learn more, visit the VWMC website at www.vwrrc.vt.edu/vwmc. Ms. Register is co-author of the U.S. EPA's Estuary Volunteer Monitoring: A Methods Manual.

To learn more about water quality monitoring, see the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's web site http://www.deq.state.va.us, then click on "Citizen Monitoring." Also, see the U.S. EPA website for a number of fact sheets, methods manuals, a free newsletter for citizen monitors, and other helpful documents: http://www.epa.gov/owow/monitoring/volunteer/

U.S. EPA has fact sheets, methods manuals, a free newsletter for citizen monitors, and other helpful documents: http://www.epa.gov/owow/monitoring/volunteer/


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