Stream Watch is a voluntary stream water quality monitoring program originally provided by the Trumbull County Health Department through an Ohio EPA Educational Grant. Students from schools throughout Trumbull County collect macroinvertebrates, which are tiny organisms without a backbone that can be seen by the naked eye - insect larva, nymph, etc. The organisms are collected into a three-foot square net by rubbing rocks in an area of fast moving water, or riffle. Once collected, participants sort and identify the organisms, record their results, and assign a rating of stream health based on their sampling.
To request more information, to schedule an introduction to Stream Watch for your classroom or to schedule a monitoring session, please contact Amy Reeher, Watershed Coordinator at (330) 637-2056, ext. 8624 or firstname.lastname@example.org.