News Flash

Roanoke News

Posted on: August 12, 2019

City to Hold Stream-Monitoring Demonstration at Brown Robertson Park

August is Water Quality Month. To celebrate, the City's Stormwater Utility will be hosting a stream-monitoring session on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Brown Robertson Park. This event is free and open to the public; no registration is required. Stream sampling will start at 10 a.m. and finish around 1 p.m. Participants will engage in the stream by taking a sample of small insects that live on the bottom of the streambed. The abundance and diversity of insects in the streambeds are indicators of the ecological health.

Participants do not have to be a scientist to be a stream monitor; just be willing to learn and have fun. The City is also looking for new volunteers to join the Citizen Science Water Monitoring Program, which will begin training in September and can obtain more information about the program by attending this event.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page or contact Danielle DeHart, (540) 853-5915 or danielle.dehart@roanokeva.gov.

###

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Roanoke News

Valley Metro Announces VMGO

Posted on: September 16, 2019

Roanoke to Kick Off Welcoming Week

Posted on: September 11, 2019

Census 2020 Address Canvassing Begins

Posted on: August 8, 2019

Notice of Community Meeting

Posted on: April 9, 2019

City to Host Public Works Jobs Fair

Posted on: March 11, 2019

Valley Metro Operating on Snow Routes

Posted on: February 20, 2019