San Diego Coastkeeper facilitates monthly Watershed Monitoring Trainings and Monitoring Events. We are in the process of gathering water chemistry data for each of the 11 coastal-draining watersheds in San Diego County. While in the field, we monitor temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen and conductivity. We collect samples that are analyzed in the lab for: bacteria, nutrients and metals. The purpose of the monitoring is to independently assess surface water quality throughout the region, as urban run-off is the number one impacting factor on San Diego's coastal water quality. Understanding what's happening upstream is critical to protecting and restoring San Diego's coastal resources.
We need citizen volunteers to assist with monitoring the San Diego watershed once a month! In order to participate, you must be 18 or over, or have a parent or guardian accompany you on these activities. To learn more, click here.
For more information about San Diego Coastkeeper water monitoring projects, click here.
Participation in World Water Monitoring Day Media Events is by invitation only.