ECO’s Water Quality Committee strives to protect Henderson County’s six pristine watersheds through monitoring and testing over thirty streams. The Water Quality Committee educates the public on how they can become better stewards of their streams. Additionally they test stream health with biomonitoring, chemical monitoring, bacterial monitoring, adopt-a-stream programs, sedimentation control as well as —Big Sweep, the state’s largest watershed cleanup initiative. The newest innovation, SWAT team (Stream Water Action Teams) follows up on waterways that have been flagged as problematic. People interested in water conservation, stream monitoring, and keeping the waters of Western North Carolina clean would enjoy being a part of this very active committee. The results of this work will be found in stronger policies that protect aquatic life, water supply and restrict activities that have a deleterious effect on our waterways.
The Water Quality Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm at the ECO office conference room.
Mark your Calendar! Upcoming 2013 WQ Events at ECO:
Sept. 21 – Big Sweep!
October is Bio-Monitoring month!!
Keep checking back for more updated information!