A water quality monitoring workshop is being held in Hannibal.

A water quality monitoring workshop is being held in Hannibal.

The free workshop is 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Hannibal City Hall, 320 Broadway.

There will be six hours of classroom instruction and one to two hours at Bear Creek to learn sampling methods and learn about aquatic life.

The Stream Team Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program is a cooperative effort between the Missouri Departments of Natural Resources and Conservation and the Conservation Federation of Missouri to involve citizens in water quality monitoring. The objectives of the program are to educate people about the condition of Missouri’s aquatic resources and how watershed activities influence that condition, establish an extensive water quality monitoring network, and provide a knowledge base that citizens can draw upon to be advocates for improved water quality in streams.

Members of the 1819 Hannibal Stream Team are participating in the monitoring program.

Registration must be made by April 23. Class size will be limited to 30 people per workshop and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information or to register, contact Karen Westin, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Karen.Westin@dnr.mo.gov, 573-526-7838 or 800-781-1989.