MONITOR WATER QUALITY THROUGH CREEKWATCHERS
Volunteer to help the Wicomico Creekwatchers effort! This group of volunteers samples water quality and clarity at select sites along the Wicomico River, its tributaries, and local ponds every two weeks from March to November every year. The samples are analyzed by biology students at Salisbury University under the direction of Professor Judith Stribling. The resulting data are evaluated to document long-term trends in the health of our waterways, highlight trouble spots, and measure the effects of pollution-reduction efforts and of weather. In addition to volunteers to sample on a regular basis, we need volunteers to provide backup for samplers who have to miss their regular sampling, and volunteers to help WET with logistical support behind the scenes–transporting samples or clean empty sample bottles, helping with the annual kickoff party, etc.
For further information or to volunteer in any of these capacities, contact Melanie Kerber at 412-651-2236 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PROMOTE AND COMMUNICATE CLEAN WATER NEWS
You can help WET inform people about nature and our environment!
Write, Edit, and/or Layout – Help create WET’s quarterly newsletter by reporting, writing articles, taking photos, editing, finding underwriters, or planning issue themes.
Use Social Media to Distribute the eNews – Post WET’s weekly eNews update by tracking upcoming environmental events, writing articles, taking photos, and posting to media channels.
Make videos – Plan, write, design, film, and edit short videos and PSAs on environmental topics, upload them to WET’s various websites, and distribute them to broadcasters.
Mail and/or Distribute Newsletters – Attend a mailing party and prep WET’s quarterly newsletter for mailing. Distribute the newsletters to Wicomico County locations convenient to you, for example, post offices, schools, cooperating businesses, etc.
ENGAGE OUR COMMUNITY
You can help WET teach people about environmental issues! If interested sign-up below!
Reach Out and Educate – Help plan and conduct community meetings, forums, film series, and other events to inform people on environmental issues, and help bring environmental awareness into our schools. Select films and organize film screenings and festivals.
Represent WET at Festivals and Fairs – Provide information about water quality and local issues at events such as the Salisbury Festival, Earth Day at the Zoo, the Autumn Wine Festival, and triathlons.
Get Active Outdoors – Organize and facilitate fun events such as paddles, hikes, and field trips.