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Sisters of Charity of Nazareth hosting Watershed Watch workshop July 10

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO
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Monday, July 2, 2018 — The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth will be hosting a Watershed Watch workshop on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Watershed Watch is a program to train volunteer “citizen scientists” to monitor water quality in creeks and rivers throughout Kentucky. Volunteers will be given test kits to measure pH, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, bacteria, and temperature at stream sites near them. Tests are conducted three times a year.

Other opportunities for Watershed Watch volunteers include planting native trees, shrubs, grasses, and forbs along streams. Children ages 10-17 may participate in the training to become a Watershed Watch volunteer if partnered with an adult.

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s mission includes “caring for the Earth”. This includes caring for water quality. The Sisters have reduced mowing on their campus at Nazareth and planted trees and bushes to restore the vegetative buffer that filters pollutants from reaching our lakes and streams.

To register or for questions, contact Carolyn Cromer at 348-1589 or ccromer@scnky.org.

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