Stream Monitoring Trainer

The Izaak Walton League believes every American has the right to know whether the streams in their communities are safe for kids to play in, dogs to splash through, people to fish in, and more. That’s why we created the Clean Water Challenge – to help people monitor local streams and alert the right people when there are problems.

Experienced stream monitoring trainers are vital to the success of the Clean Water Challenge With your help, we can reach our goal of monitoring 100,000 more streams by 2022! Here are a few steps you can take:

Stream Monitor Trainer
  • Join Our Network of Certified Trainers: Contact the League’s Save Our Streams Coordinator if you are interested in training new stream monitors in your area. Please include details on your training and when you were certified. We will also post any trainings you schedule on our national training calendar.

  • Host Trainings for Interested Volunteers Locally: Once you are part of our nationwide network of certified trainers, we can connect you with local groups and individuals who want to start monitoring streams.

  • Submit Your Stream Data: Not only do we have a map of stream sites, we have a map of stream data! The League’s nationwide Save Our Streams database captures information gathered through physical, chemical, and biological monitoring across the country. Check out our data map and apply for a user account to get started.

  • Adopt Another Stream Site: There will always be more streams that need monitoring. If you could adopt just one more site to track the health of that stream, you will bring us one site closer to our goal of monitoring 100,000 more streams by 2022!

  • Take More Stream Selfies:  One of our Clean Water Challenge goals is to document all the stream sites being monitored by volunteers today. It will be the very first national map of stream monitoring! So thank you for taking your first Stream Selfie. It helps us achieve that goal and shares with America a stream that matters to you! If you are monitoring water quality at multiple sites, posting selfies from those sites would be tremendously helpful. (If you know of other sites that should be monitored, feel free to share those on Stream Selfie too – it will help us flag sites that need to be adopted.)

For more information on our efforts to expand volunteer stream monitoring and additional resources for stream monitors, visit our Clean Water web page. Questions? E-mail the League’s Save Our Streams coordinator.