Interested in Being a Streamwalk Volunteer?

Interested in becoming a



Learn about the natural resources in your own backyard, and contribute to conservation in your community.


The Streamwalk VolunteerTraining will teach participants how to assess the physical conditions of a river or stream using the protocol was developed by the Connecticut Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to assess river. The data gathered will be used to identify impairments, plan conservation measures and to support the development of the  Farm River Watershed Plan.


When is it?

Training will be a virtual event on July 25, 2020 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Volunteers will conduct Streamwalks by foot, canoe, or boat, on their own throughout August and September.


What will I learn?

Volunteers learn how natural and anthropogenic elements affect stream health. Volunteers receive a basic course in stream ecology, morphology, water quality, non-point source pollution, and the relationship between a community and its river. Volunteers will learn to implement the NRCS protocol to collect stream data.


IF INTERESTED PLEASE REGISTER at under "Protecting your Cherished Places.” You will be sent a follow-up email with a link to the training. The Virtual Training Workshop is approximately 2 hours long and hosted by Chris Sullivan, Director of the Southwest Conservation District and Nicole Davis from Save the Sound. A field training video will also be made available.



Contact Nicole Davis at


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Nicole Davis

Watershed Coordinator

Save the Sound

900 Chapel St., Upper Mezzanine | New Haven, CT 06510

Office: 203.787.0646 ex. 112



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