EAST ALTON – Illinois RiverWatch staff are looking
for volunteers to help monitor local streams throughout the Metro East region
at three events this September.
taking place this fall will serve three purposes,” Hannah Griffis, RiverWatch
technician and volunteer coordinator said. “New volunteers will be introduced
to the program, current volunteers will become more comfortable with
monitoring, and RiverWatch staff will be able to collect more data in the Metro
The dates and locations include: September 17: Centennial Park, Swansea IL September 22: Piasa Creek, Godfrey IL September 24: The Nature Institute, Godfrey IL
More details will be provided to volunteers who register. Each event will run from 9 a.m. to
12 p.m. Volunteers will be getting in the streams and participating in all of
the monitoring steps. It is best to wear rain boots or other closed-toed shoes
that can get wet.
visit https://conta.cc/3c2HXZe or contact Griffis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (618) 468-2781.
RiverWatch program is part of the National Great Rivers Research and Education
Center (NGRREC), a division of Lewis and Clark Community College.
Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC ℠ )
in 2002 as a collaborative partnership between the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign and Lewis and Clark Community College, NGRREC is dedicated to
the study of great river systems and the communities that use them. The center
aspires to be a leader in scholarly research, education, and outreach related
to the interconnectedness of large rivers, their floodplains, watersheds, and
their associated communities.