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Dedicated to facilitating water resource education in Central New York




Field Manual for Water Quality Monitoring, Mitchell and Stapp,1997. 11th edition, GREEN / Earth Force,1908 Mount Vernon Ave., 2nd Floor, Alexandria, VA 22301 703 519-6877

Hands-On Save Our Streams, Teacher's Manual and Student's Manual, The Izaak Walton League of America, 707 Conservation Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. Phone: 301-548-0150

Save Our Streams Monitor's Guide to Aquatic Macroinvertebrates, L. L. Kellogg, The Izaak Walton League of America

Save Our Streams Kit, The Izaak Walton League of America

Investigating Streams and Rivers, Global Rivers Environmental Education Network GREEN / Earth Force,1908 Mount Vernon Ave., 2nd Floor, Alexandria, VA 22301 703-519 6877 Phone: 313-761-8142

Heavy Metals Manual, Mark Mitchell, GREEN Publication

Macroinvertebrate Water Quality Survey of (Indicate specific watershed), Robert W. Bode, Stream Monitoring Unit, Bureau of Monitoring and Assessment, Division of Water, NYS DEC, Albany, NY 12233. Phone: 518-432 2624

Water Quality Monitoring Equipment

Nichols Net and Twine Co., 2200 Highway 111, Granite City, IL 62040
Phone: 800-878-6387

Kick Seine Net, 3'X3', 16" Mesh

Ward's Natural Science Est., PO Box 92912, Rochester, NY 14692-9012
Phone: 800-969-2660

Secchi Disk, 21W0110,

Millipore Corp., Bedford, MA 01730
Phone: 800-225-1380

Coliform Samplers (Paddles), MC0010025 -

LaMotte Chemical Products Company, PO Box 329, Chestertown, MD 21620
Phone: 800-344-3100

Hach Company, PO Box 389, Loveland, CO 80539
Phone: 800-227-4224

Basic Water Testing Kits: Dissolved Oxygen, Reactive Phosphorus, Nitrate/Nitrite

Electronic Water Testing Instruments: DREL/2000 Series Portable Water Quality Laboratory including: DR/2000 Spectrophotometer, pH Meter, Turbidimeter and Conductivity Pocket Pal. Also, Digital Titrator, Reagents and Apparatus for testing 21 water quality parameters.

Vernier Software and Technology, 13979 S.W. Millikan Way, Beaverton,
OR 97005-2886
Phone: 888-837-6437

Flow Rate Sensor, FLO-BTA, Measures Stream Velocity,

Government, Business and Industry Protect Water Quality

County Government

County Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCD)
County Environmental Health Departments
County Water Authority
County Department of Drainage and Sanitation

City Government

City/Municipal / Water Departments

State Government

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
New York State Health Department

Federal Government

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
United States Geological Service (USGS)
United States Army Corps of Engineers
United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Cornell Cooperative Extension
Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board

Careers in Water Resources

A number of opportunities are available for high school students interested in pursuing professional careers in the water resource and water quality fields.

Following the required educational preparation, positions may be sought with federal, state and local environmental and health agencies, private engineering and consulting firms, non-profit organizations and private industry. Specific positions include:

* Water Quality Technician
* Water Quality Educator
* Environmental Quality Analyst
* Watershed Inspector
* Nonpoint Source Program Coordinator
* Hydrologist
* Hydrogeologist
* Watershed Manager
* Wetlands Delineator
* Limnologist
* Water Chemist
* Wastewater Technician
* Sewage Treatment Plant Operator
* Soil Scientist

Most water resource related positions require either a two-year technical college degree from a recognized environmental/water resources department for a technician or para-professional position, or a four-year degree in some facet of environmental or water resources for a professional position. Additionally, many professional positions in water resources (Hydrologist, Limnologist, Water Chemist) may require an advanced degree or study beyond a Bachelor's degree.

Funding Sources for Project Watershed Programs:

Niagara Mohawk Foundation

Onondaga County Soil and Water Conservation District

Crouse-Hinds Divison/Cooper Industries

Allyn Foundation

Norcross Wildlife Foundation

Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat & Network Fund

Onondaga County Council on Environmental Health

John Ben Snow Foundation

Onondaga Lake Partnership Mini-grants Program

Central New York Community Foundation

Finger Lakes-Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance (FL-LOWPA)

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