DEQ to renew commitment to citizen water monitoring
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2015
Contact: Bill Hayden
RICHMOND, VA. -- The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will renew an agreement supporting citizen water quality monitoring and thank the hundreds of Virginians who dedicate their time to this effort at an event Wednesday, November 18, 2015.
For more than 15 years, DEQ has partnered with state and local conservation organizations to give citizens the tools and training needed to accurately assess water quality. The information these volunteers collect is used at the local, state and federal levels to identify potential water quality problems -- and to find solutions.
DEQ Director David K. Paylor will join leaders from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Izaak Walton League of America, Virginia Citizens for Water Quality and Virginia Water Monitoring Council to sign a new partnership agreement supporting citizen water quality monitoring.
The November 18 event at Browns Island (directly across from Tredegar Iron Works on Tredegar Street in downtown Richmond) is open to the public. The signing event will begin at 1:30 p.m.