VIRGINIA Save Our Streams monitors the water quality of Virginia's streams and educates the public about the importance of clean water. Virginians have the right to know whether or not streams are safe for swimming, fishing, playing, and drinking. Also, having site-specific and timely water quality information allows us to identify pollution problems, determine how to restore streams, and assess the success of restoration efforts.
Our more than 600 volunteers collect information at approximately 400 stream sites. We work with everyone from individuals to agencies to ensure that future generations inherit improved and protected streams, rivers, and estuaries across Virginia.
Become a Virginia Save Our Streams monitor
We are still missing vital information about many Virginia streams. Learn more about how to join an existing monitoring group or how to start your own.