Brown County Volunteer Water Monitoring Program
This project will work in cooperation with individual volunteers to perform grab samples and visual assessments of four waterbody sites in Brown County. The data collected will be an educational tool to inform the County’s citizens about water quality concerns. Using volunteers to collect the water quality samples and visual assessments will result in the volunteers taking personal pride and stewardship in clean water throughout the County. Sites that will be assessed include Judicial Ditch 10, County Ditch 63, County Ditch 10 and a an unnamed stream that enters into Spring Creek, a DNR designated trout stream. The monitoring sites selected are located within the Middle Minnesota River Watershed, which is impaired for fecal coliform and turbidity.