Friday, March 20, 2009

Stream Waterwatch

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Stream Waterwatch's Introduction to Water Quality Training and
Water Quality Assurance
Location: Camp Bayou
Camp Bayou is located 3 miles south of SR 674 at the end of 24th St. S.E. in Ruskin. Camp Bayou is a partnership between the Ruskin Community Development Foundation, Inc. and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Training starts at 10 am
“Year of Science 2009”

Find out what it’s like to be a citizen scientist in your own community at the Citizen Science Symposium, March 20–21, 2009, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Hands-on activities, trail walks, displays and seminars will be offered throughout the event, exploring the citizen science for butterflies, birds, aquatic invertebrates, frogs, plants and more. A booklet will be provided to each registrant as a companion guide to the various areas of the Symposium.

The event admission is FREE for pre-registered participants only. There is a $5 admission charge for those who have not pre-registered. Guests also have the option to participate in the ‘Science of Food’ lunch for a small fee. To pre-register, visit and click on the “Citizen Science Symposium” link. If you are unable to register online, call Dolly at (813) 363-5438 for alternate registration procedures.

2009 Lake, Pond, & Stream Night at MOSI (free admission!)

This annual event celebrates the work of our lake, pond, and stream program participants and provides an opportunity for groups to interact with each other and learn about programs, products, and services related to water resources and landscaping/pondscaping in the area. The event consists of exhibits from vendors, programs, and volunteer groups as well as featured presentations on topics of interest to lake, pond, and stream residents.

This year's event will be held on April 3rd, 2009 from 6pm-9pm at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa. MOSI exhibits will be open throughout the evening as well. MOSI is located at 4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa.

Water Quality Testing Questions
Email Erik at
Benthic Questions/or to Schedule a personal benthic training session at your site
Email Peggy at

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