The Bacterial Monitoring Workshop teaches volunteers how to monitor E. coli levels in their streams and identify possible sources of pollution. E. coli is a type of bacteria that is often used to indicate the presence of other, harmful strains of bacteria in streams. This workshop will cover collecting and plating a water sample, incubating the plates, and interpreting the results. Volunteers who demonstrate proficiency in sampling and plating and pass the written test with a score of 90% or better will be certified to conduct bacterial monitoring.
To sign up for a workshop or for more information, please visit GwinnettCB.org/adopt-a-stream, or call 770.822.5187.