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December 04, 2016
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The Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) will provide free hands-on training in stream testing protocols to citizens willing to become part of a corps of volunteers in the Delaware River Watershed collecting field data for streams threatened by natural gas drilling, pipelines and other threats associated with these industrial practices. Data collected is used to testify and comment about the conditions of Delaware River tributaries to petition for stronger protections of streams in the region. No prior experience is necessary. Trained volunteers willing to adopt a stream location to monitor will be able to borrow DRN monitoring equipment for free. The workshop is scheduled for April 21 at the Tusten Town Hall, 210 Bridge Street in Narrowsburg, NY, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monitoring equipment and space is limited. Volunteers should live in the Upper or Middle Delaware River region (areas north of the Delaware Water Gap). Sign up by contacting Faith Zerbe at faith@delawareriverkeeper.org or 215/369.1188 x110.