Winter Chloride WAtchers

Are you passionate about the health of our local waterways? Winter Chloride Watchers invites you to be part of a unique program that’s all about protecting the water in our streams! By collecting water samples and gathering important data, you’ll help inform future water protection efforts.

Why Chlorides Matter

Your Role as a Winter Chloride Watcher

Interested in joining Winter Chloride Watchers? Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  • Attend a chloride monitoring training class. See below for the latest class dates.
  • Commit to monitoring a sampling site at a local waterway of your choosing monthly from November through May. If you would like to monitor more than once a month, notify the staff supervisor to receive the correct number of test strips.
  • Complete site registration forms.
  • Collect and report your monthly sample results using the Water Rangers app or website.

What You'll Need

  • Appropriate outdoor footwear and clothing to suit weather conditions.
  • A chloride sampling kit, including chloride test strips, conversion card, and vial for sample collection. This kit will be provided to you as part of the volunteer program.
  • Access to Water Rangers mobile app or website to submit your collected data.

Join Winter Chloride Watchers today and become a champion for cleaner streams and a healthier environment. Together, we can make a meaningful impact on our local ecosystems. Register for a training to receive your test kit!

Upcoming Training Sessions

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Winter Chloride Watchers is a program of Illinois RiverWatch. The Conservation Foundation coordinates Winter Chloride Watchers locally. Winter Chloride Watchers is sponsored by DuPage County Stormwater Management in DuPage County.

Winter Chloride Watchers Training Registration

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