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WAVE Training Sessions

In 2016, 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: This year, WAVE training sessions are being offered in the Lower Hudson River, Black River, and Chemung River basins.

Local coordinator and basic WAVE training sessions are scheduled for May and June at the locations to be determined. Local coordinators should plan to attend from 9am-4pm; basic WAVE training will be held at the same location from 12-4pm.For more information or to register for a training session, contact the WAVE Coordinator Alene Onion by email:

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