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WAVE Training Sessions

This year (2015), citizens can participate in the WAVE project in one of three ways. They can:

  • Serve as local coordinators who coach and coordinate their own team of WAVE participants. Local coordinator training sessions are one full day and include presentations and hands on, in-stream demonstrations.
  • Sample independently. This requires half-day training sessions that are completed entirely in the stream.
  • Join a local team lead by a WAVE local coordinator. Training for this option is conducted by the local coordinator or group.

The WAVE training sessions are rotated throughout the state's 17 major drainage basins on a five year schedule, targeting those basins that will be sampled by the DEC Stream Biomonitoring Unit in the following year (see the professional monitoring schedule: http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/29576.html). This year, WAVE training sessions are being offered in the Seneca/Oneida/Oswego, Allegheny, and Upper Hudson River basins.

Local coordinator and basic WAVE training sessions are scheduled for May and June at the locations listed below. Local coordinators should plan to attend from 9am-4pm; basic WAVE training will be held at the same location from 12-4pm.
Warrensburg, Warren County (May 8)
Newcomb, Essex County (May 15)
Ithaca, Tompkins County (May 22)
Jamestown, Chautauqua County (May 28)
Syracuse, Onondaga County (June 5)
Salamanca, Cattaraugus County (June 11)
Waterloo, Seneca County (June 19)
Ballston Spa, Saratoga County (June 26)
For more information or to register for a training session, contact the WAVE Coordinator Alene Onion by email: wave@dec.ny.gov.


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