Water Quality Monitoring Resources

Athena assisting her grandfather Don Gower with his water quality monitoring.

Athena assisting her grandfather Don Gower with his water quality monitoring.

Thank you for volunteering with Friends of Casco Bay! Your efforts are critical to the success of our work to protect and enhance the environmental health of Casco Bay.

We hope the resources below are helpful, but please do not hesitate to call or email our Citizen Steward Coordinator, Peter Milholland, with any questions.

Peter can be reached at 207-799-8574 ex. 207 or pmilholland [at] cascobay [dot] org

 

New Volunteer Training Class

Sign up with Peter at 207-799-8574 ex. 207 or pmilholland [at] cascobay [dot] org

  • Saturday, April 9th
  • Saturday, May 14th

The training will take place at Southern Maine Community College (Sustainability Center). For directions see Directions to Friends of Casco Bay Water Quality Monitoring Training.

 

Water Quality Sites That Need Volunteers

To see which locations need monitors, take a look at the 2016 sites needing coverage.

https://cascobay.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/2016-sites-needing-coverage.pdf

 

2016 Sampling Dates

The detailed 2016 Water Quality Monitoring Sampling Schedule

  • April 16
  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 9
  • July 23
  • August 13
  • August 27
  • September 10
  • September 24
  • October 15

Water Quality Monitoring Resource Videos

Click on the title of the video you would like to view.

Calibrating pH Meter

Establishing Sampling Site

Taking Water Sample

Dissolved Oxygen

Salinity

Secchi and Water Depth

Dissolved Oxygen Titration

Hanna pH meter Instructions

You can view and print the Hanna pH meter instructions by click here.

 

Additional Resources

Citizens’ Water Quality Monitoring Manual

QAPP

Volunteer Application