Georgia Adopt-a-Stream workshop to be held at TU March 26

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Thomas University will host a Georgia Adopt-a-Stream Chemical and Bacterial workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, on its Forbes Campus.

The chemical monitoring portion of the workshop will teach volunteers about basic stream water chemistry and how to conduct various chemical tests using hand-held field equipment.  The bacterial monitoring segment will teach volunteers how to monitor E. coli levels in streams and identify possible sources of pollution. E. coli is a type of bacteria that is often used to indicate the presence of other, harmful strains of bacteria in streams. This workshop will also cover collecting and plating a water sample, incubating the plates, and interpreting the results.

During the workshop, outside water samples will be collected from the Ochlocknee River in Thomasville. Closed-toe shoes and bug repellant are required.

Lunch will be provided during the workshop. Registration is required by Wednesday, March 23, by contacting Golden Triangle RC&D at 229-995-2027 or

This workshop is presented as a partnership of Thomas University with Golden Triangle RC&D, Georgia Adopt-A-Stream, Keep Thomas County Beautiful and the City of Thomasville.

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