Calendar of Events

Basin Conferences

Each year, our basin groups hold annual conferences to provide feedback on the year's sampling results, inform our members about current water issues and topics, and to provide a time for our samplers to interact and network with one another.  These conferences are typically held in the late fall or winter.

Salt River Basin Conference - REGISTER HERE
Thursday, February 29th at South Central Regional Library, Louisville
4:30 to 6:00 pm - Dinner & Networking
6:30 to 8:00 pm - Main Event

Kentucky River Basin Conference - REGISTER HERE
Saturday, March 9th at Midway University
8:30 to 9:00 am - Breakfast/Sign In
9:00 to 1:00 pm - Lunch and Main Event

Training Workshops

Watershed Watch Sampler Training is being updated for 2024 and new training workshop dates will continue to be updated and posted as they are scheduled.  All current samplers will need to be re-trained to become familiar with new protocols.

The training will include:


Friday, April 12 - Hermitage Farms, Goshen

Saturday, May 18 - Red River Festival, Clay City

More coming soon!

sampling events

Watershed Watch organizes coordinated annual sampling events in May, July and September each year when volunteers assess field chemistry and collect water samples for E coli analysis.  Samplers are also encouraged to assess habitat and biological conditions in June, or whenever is convenient.

2024 Sampling Dates:
Samplers can select the most convenient date during each sampling week.

Prior to each sampling event, you will be prompted to register to participate.  

Registrants will receive sampling instructions and supplies approximately one week before the event.

Water Events

Our partner organizations and local watershed groups often hold water-related celebrations, recreational outings, or community service projects.  Please check your basin-specific website to find out about events in your area.

Water Week Creek Critter Stream Walk

Thursday, March 21st from 4:30 to 6:00 pm

Masterson Station Park, Lexington

More info and registration here.