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Hoosier Riverwatch

Hoosier Riverwatch

is operated by the

Indiana Department of Natural Resources - Division of Fish and Wildlfie

in partnership with the

Natural Resources Education Center

Open the Hoosier Riverwatch website


Hoosier Riverwatch promotes stewardship of Indiana's waterways through a volunteer stream monitoring and water quality education program. Hoosier Riverwatch is a state-sponsored water quality monitoring initiative. The program was started in 1994 to increase public awareness of water quality issues and concerns by training volunteers to monitor stream water quality. Hoosier Riverwatch is sponsored by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources - Division of Fish and Wildlife. Funding is provided in part by the Federal Sport Fish Restoration Fund.


Open the Hoosier Riverwatch website



Topic - water quality, monitoring, macroinvertebrates

Audience - adults, watershed groups, educators

Location - Indiana

Goals - education, training, stewardship



Lisa Ritter-McMahan, Hoosier Riverwatch Coordinator  email Lisa


Katie Hodgdon, Volunteer Coordinator  email Katie


Citizen science, volunteer monitoring, participatory action research... this site supports organizers of all initiatives where public participants are involved in scientific research.

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