Public invited to help water quality monitoring of Dardenne Creek May 4

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St. Charles, Mo. — Missourians care about the health of their streams, and 24,000 Stream Team members in the St. Louis area prove that. Sunday, a special water quality monitoring event will give the public a hands-on glimpse as to why the program is so popular.

This Sunday, May 4th from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Charles area Stream Teams will be conducting water quality monitoring on over 20 sites along the Greenway Network's Dardenne Creek in St. Charles County. They will be collecting chemical data, macro invertebrate data, and stream discharge measurements. Both existing Stream Team members and the general public are invited to attend. No previous experience will be necessary; trained volunteers will lead activities at each site and submit data.

All equipment needed for testing will be provided. Everyone who participates will also get a free lunch and drinks.

After the testing is completed, Stream Teams will bring the data back to Greenway Network's office in St. Peters by 1:00 p.m.

Contact Larry Ruff by e-mail at, or by phone at 636/498-0772 or 636/734-6330 for more information and to arrange site locations.

The Missouri Stream Team Program provides an opportunity for all citizens to get involved in river conservation. A grass-roots effort coordinated statewide by the Missouri Department of Conservation, it promotes education about streams, their stewardship and stream and water quality advocacy. The program is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, with over 4,900 Stream Teams active across the state and more than 85,000 volunteers. Those wanting more information on Missouri Stream Teams, along with information on how to join an existing team or start a new one should visit