StreamKeeper Training Interest Form

January 28, 2021 @ 12:00PM — January 31, 2021 @ 7:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Volunteers Needed to Keep Trash from Reaching the River

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Stormwater driven trash is a huge issue for our local waterways. The trash you see on the side of the road is just one big storm away from entering our rivers. We're reaching out to the community to put together a group of passionate volunteers to help us monitor and maintain our floating trash traps. Sign up today to adopt a trout and keep trash from reaching our precious rivers.

Join us for one of two Zoom introduction meetings on January 28th. One at Noon and the other at 6pm that same day. Register using this form to receive training details.

We have 4 traps in our local waterways that need your help:
Town Branch - River Arts District, Asheville
Smith Mill Creek - Emma Road, Asheville
Haw Creek - Swannanoa River Road, Asheville
Mud Creek - Hendersonville NC

In this training, We will be going over the following topics:
1) Equipment
2) Safety (COVID, SHARPS etc)
3) Point Source Pollution
4) How to clean out the Trash Trout
5) Reporting
6) Cleanups / Restorations

Duties:
1) Checking the traps after a significant rain event.
2) Photos (we love to see these traps in action)
3) Cleaning out the trash and debris
4) Weighing the trash / reporting the info to AGW
Tools that you will receive:
Insulated chest waders and boots
Trash grabbers
Bags, gloves, safety equipment
Canoe or Kayak of your choice
Volunteers will receive training and a custom Trash Trout hat and GreenWorks gear.