Forsyth County residents interested in learning how to protect and monitor local waterways will soon have the opportunity to participate in Adopt-A-Stream workshops, hosted by Keep Forsyth County Beautiful, or KFCB.
KFCB will hold three workshops and cover three topics: macroinvertebrate assessment, chemical and bacterial certification and amphibian and frog monitoring.
Macroinvertebrate assessment is suitable for children in third grade and up, but those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Participants at two of the locations – the Hampton Park Library and City Hall – will be getting in the water, so they are advised to wear shoes that can get wet.
Macroinvertebrate assessment will be held:
• Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road.
• Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cumming City Hall, 100 Main Street.
• Saturday, October 7, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road.
Chemical and bacterial certification is also suitable for children in third grade up, and those under 16 must also be accompanied by an adult.
The classes will be held:
• Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hampton Park Library.
• Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cumming City Hall.
• Saturday, October 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Post Road Library.
Amphibian and frog monitoring is suitable for those in second grade and up and participants may join an optional walk in the woods afterwards, so they are encouraged to wear shoes that can get muddy.
That workshop will be held:
• Saturday, April 22, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Hampton Park Library.
Upon completion of each workshop, participants will receive a certificate from Georgia Adopt-A-Stream that allows citizens to report water quality data anywhere in the state of Georgia.
To register for any of the workshops, call KFCB Community Outreach Specialist Kevin Smith at (678) 513-5892 or visit keepforsythcountybeautiful.org.