City of Clearwater seeks volunteers for water quality project
CLEARWATER – The City of Clearwater Parks & Recreation Department is seeking volunteers to participate in a University of Florida water quality program called Florida Lake Watch.
Volunteers would obtain samples from a specified Clearwater lake. Samples would be tested for various issues, including chemicals and algae blooms, by the UF Department of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences Division.
Requirements to volunteer for this program include participating in a two-hour training course, ability to lift a one-gallon container of water from a lake, and access to a non-motorized boating vessel (arrangements for a vessel through the City of Clearwater may be possible). The volunteer would visit the lake one time per month with a minimum one-year commitment.
Information gathered will be used to develop a state-wide database that may be used for long-range planning, establish trends and develop an overview of how local water bodies impact large-scale water quality and how the water quality affects area wildlife.
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