Calendar of Events
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
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:
Sampling Program Overview and Basics of Participation
Field Sampling and Completion of Data Form
Bacteriological Analysis Using R-Card Method
Using the Watershed Watch Data Tools
Registering as a Sampler, Creating a Sampling Team, Selecting a Sampling Site, Identifying a Support Hub, Entering Your Sampling Results, Viewing Your Sampling Results
More coming soon!
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.
May 5 - 12, 2024
July 7 - 14, 2024
September 8 - 15, 2024
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.
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.