Volunteer Water Quality Gear

$750 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 17 months
Richard Grayson
for North Texas Chapter Of The Texas Master Naturalist
 DALLAS, TX
Did you know that almost half of all the drinking water consumed in Texas is sourced from the Trinity River Basin between North Texas and Houston? The Trinity River Basin is also a critical water source for wildlife, agriculture, and recreation.

So monitoring and ensuring the quality of the Basin water is critical, and the Texas Master Naturalist North Texas Chapter’s Aquatic Alliance for Texas Stream Team project plays a key role in making this happen. Dedicated volunteers from the North Texas Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists Texas Stream Team project, along with the Meadows Center for Water & The Environment, Texas State University and other groups, collect data every month from watersheds in Dallas and Collin County. That data is then published along with regulatory data collected by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, municipal storm water departments, and Trinity River Authority.

Volunteer Monitors are beginning to use new digital water-monitoring kits that are faster and more efficient than conventional chemistry kits—even enabling testing from canoes or kayaks. The new kits are safer for both testers and the environment, as they eliminate the pollution generated by the use and disposal of chemicals. Because they don’t require the replenishment of chemical ingredients, they reduce public costs, which is good for all of us.

Our goal is to replace at least six of our old kits with digital ones by late 2017. Each kit costs about $500.

Can you help us with funding for this initiative? Your support will be especially appreciated by the 50% of Texans who get their drinking water and recreation here in North Texas, and downstream, from the Trinity River Basin. Thank you.

Richard Grayson - Team Leader, Aquatic Alliance

For more information:

North Texas Master Naturalists: http://public.ntmn.org/

Texas Stream Team: http://www.meadowscenter.txstate.edu/Service/TexasStreamTeam.html

Texas Stream Team Video:
https://vimeo.com/173791220

ExTech Probes technicals and pricing: http://www.testequipmentdepot.com/extech/water-quality-meters/dissolved-oxygen-meters/exstik-ii-do-ph-conductivity-kit-dissolved-oxygen-do610.htm
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$750 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 17 months
Created April 25, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
North Texas Chapter Of The Texas Master Naturalist
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Dallas, TX
EIN: 371448312
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AM
$30
Amy Martin
14 months ago
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Go Richard go!

$20
Anonymous
15 months ago
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KL
$25
Kristi Kerr Leonard
15 months ago
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Good Luck! Keep our water clean. Support our awesome volunteers who monitor for US, our children, our wildlife, our ecosystems and our health!

$25
Anonymous
15 months ago
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SK
$50
Sam Kieschnick
15 months ago
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Excellent!

JB
$5
Jaime Bare
15 months ago
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Love you! Good luck!

CK
$20
Connie Koval
15 months ago
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Go NTMN and Texas Stream Team!

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