The Friends of the Shenandoah River’s (FOSR) long-term volunteer citizen-scientist water-quality monitoring program of the Shenandoah River and its tributaries is in its 30th year. The success of this program would not be possible without the dedication of our citizen scientist volunteer water-quality monitors that go out in all types of challenging conditions to perform their water-quality monitoring duties. In addition, we would like to thank those individuals, organizations, and local and state agencies that have continued to support us throughout the years.
The value of the long-term database that the FOSR has been compiling over the past three decades increases with the length of the record and is a tool crucial to understanding the water quality impairments and improvements of the Shenandoah River watershed over the short term as well as the long term.
The first FOSR’s routine water-quality monitoring will be Friday, January 11, 2019. The second date will be Friday, February 8, 2019. If you see one of our volunteers collecting a water sample, please thank them for their continued service.