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WAVE Training Sessions

In 2017, 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. To sample independently, you need to attend the same training session as the local coordinators.
  • 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: This year, WAVE training sessions are being offered in the Lake Champlain, Atlantic Ocean/Long Island Sound, and Susquehanna River basins.

Training sessions are scheduled for May at the locations to be determined. All training sessions are from 9am-4pm. For more information or to register for a training session, contact the WAVE Coordinator Alene Onion by email:

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