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Stream workshops nearing

POSTED: August 28, 2012 10:00 a.m.

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful is holding two free Saturday workshops next month on monitoring and protecting local waterways through the Adopt-A-Stream program.

The first workshop, which is on biological assessment, is set for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 15 in the recreation center at Fowler Park, 4110 Carolene Way.

Participants can learn how to collect, identify and count stream insects in order to assess the stream’s quality.

Chemical and bacterial certification is the focus of the second workshop on Sept. 22 at the recreation center. Hours are also 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Attendees will learn how to perform basic chemical and bacterial sampling on local streams.

Kevin Smith, community outreach specialist with Keep Forsyth County Beautiful, said in a statement that the Adopt-A-Stream program “strives to raise public awareness about the importance of water quality.”

“By facilitating firsthand experience in monitoring local water resources, the program is a great opportunity for citizens to take a leading role in protecting these valuable resources,” he said.

To register for the workshops, contact Smith at (678) 513-5892 or


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