Workshop information

NCADH is hosting a series of training workshops across the state on stream monitoring methods.

Who should attend? Anyone who engages or is interested in engaging citizen scientists in monitoring streams. Participants will learn about and practice methods that NCADH recommends for citizen stream monitoring.

Each workshop will take place over two days and will consist of both classroom and in-the-stream components each day. Lunch is included both days. Participants can earn Environmental Education Criteria II Continuing Education credit.

Participants can register for day 1, day 2, or both days:

Day 1: 9am – 6pm – Monitoring best practices, habitat assessment, and Tier 1 and Tier 2 chemical/physical monitoring.

Day 2:  9am – 4pm – Tier 2 Bacteria sampling and Tier 1 macroinvertebrate monitoring.

CLICK HERE for the full agenda for each day.

Tier 2 benthic macroinvertebrate monitoring for program leaders will be taught in a separate, two day workshop hosted by the Environmental Quality Institute. More information about the Tier 2 macro workshop is coming soon!

For a review of the NCADH monitoring tiers, click here



Piedmont: May 7 and 8 at Umstead State Park, Raleigh

Western North Carolina: May 22 and 23 at Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa

Eastern North Carolina: June 6 and 7 Edgecombe Cooperative Extension, Tarboro

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Suggested lodging


Comfort Inn & Suites Crabtree Valley, 6209 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh   (919) 782-1112
Aloft RDU-Brier Creek, 10020 Sellona St., Raleigh   (919) 957-8523


Swannanoa/Asheville area:

Monte Vista Hotel 308 W State Street Black Mountain, NC 28711 (828) 669.8870

Red Rocker Inn 136 N Dougherty Street Black Mountain, NC 28711 Call (828) 669.5991 and ask about the 10% discount for WWC

Quality Inn & Suites 1430 Tunnel Road Asheville, NC, 28805, US (828) 298-5519


Quality Inn & Suites 1504 Western Blvd, Tarboro, NC 27886-4199

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