Keep Forsyth County Beautiful to host Adopt-A-Stream workshops

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) will host several workshops in the month of March to educate citizens on how they can protect local waterways through the Adopt-A-Stream program.

The Adopt-A-Stream program informs citizens on how to monitor local water quality while advising on the most effective ways to protect local water resources.

The free workshops are suitable for ages third grade and older and will cover three separate certifications (biological, chemical and bacterial).

Upon completion of the workshops, attendees will be presented a certificate from Georgia Adopt-A-Stream, allowing them to report water quality data for the Adopt-A-Stream program anywhere in the state of Georgia.

The first workshop is a macroinvertebrate assessment, where attendees will learn how to collect, identify and count stream insects in order to assess the stream’s quality.

The macroinvertebrate workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 1 at Central Park Recreation Center, 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming.

The second workshop is chemical and bacterial certification, which will show how to perform basic chemical and bacterial sampling on local streams.

This workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 8 at Central Park Recreation Center.

“The Adopt-A-Stream program provides firsthand experience in monitoring these valuable water resources and helps to raise the public’s awareness of how crucial local water quality is to the environment,” KFCB Community Outreach Specialist Kevin Smith said.

To register for these free workshops, contact Kevin Smith at 678-513-5892 or email at kdsmith@forsythco.com.