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Workshops focus on water quality
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Forsyth County News

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful will hold four free workshops this winter to help people learn how to protect local waterways through the Adopt-A-Stream program.

The first workshop will be on bacterial and chemical monitoring.

Attendees can learn how to test a stream for dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature, E. coli and more.

That session is set for Saturday at the Hampton Park Library and Feb. 18 at the Sharon Forks Library. Both will be from 1 to 4 p.m.

In the second workshop, on biological monitoring, participants can learn how to take an inventory of macroinvertebrates in the stream, an indication of its overall health.

This workshop will be Jan. 21 at the Hampton Park Library and March 3 at the Sharon Forks Library. Both will be from 1 to 4 p.m.

Kevin Smith, community outreach specialist with KFCB, said the program is a "great opportunity for citizens to take a leading role in protecting our water resources and to be involved in their community."

The Hampton Park Library is at 5345 Settingdown Road. The Sharon Forks Library is at 2820 Old Atlanta Road.

To register, visit To receive additional information, contact Smith at (678) 513-5892 or at