News Release, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Support the State’s Water Quality Monitoring Effort
TheMaryland Department of Natural Resourcesis offering trainings and certifications inMaryland Biological Stream Surveysampling protocols.Two training opportunities will be held at Howard County Community College, one in February and another in May.
Through a mix of classroom and field experiences, participants will learn and be tested on benthic macroinvertebrate and fish sampling methods, physical habitat assessment, fish taxonomy and how to be a crew leader.
Spring training will be held 9 a.m to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 26; registration deadline is Feb. 12. Summer training will be held May 28-31; registration deadline is May 1.
Training sessions are intended for professionals but are open to anyone. Afull training schedule, registration materials and detailscan be found on the Maryland Biological Stream Survey website.