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All of our programs are organized and carried out by our volunteers. By joining the Friends, your contribution to our operating funds allows us to equip and operate our laboratory, produce educational materials and programs, and keep you and the public informed about our activities and the health of the river.


Become a citizen scientist water-quality monitor

The Friends of the Shenandoah River (FOSR)  invites anyone that is concerned about the Shenandoah River to become a FOSR’s citizen scientist water-quality monitor.

The “backbone” of the FOSR Water Monitor Program is our monitors.  Once a month, over 65 dedicated monitors take approximately 75 water samples covering 8 counties in the Shenandoah/Potomac River Watershed  in Virginia and West Virginia.  If you would like to become a part of the FOSR’s citizen scientist water-quality monitoring team in your area, please contact Karen Andersen, (540), 665-1286,

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