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AT22-334 Testing Water Quality, Training, Albert and Bessie Kronkosky State Natural Area (ABK SNA)

September 10 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Event Title: Testing Water Quality, Training, Albert and Bessie Kronkosky State Natural Area

VMS-AT: AT: Hill Country Chapter Other Approved Training (Enter AT#, Class Title as posted, Location, and Presenter)
TX Water Specialists use:
AT: TX Waters Certification Training (Enter AT#, Class Title as posted, Location, and Presenter)

Comments: AT22-334 Testing Water Quality, Training, Albert and Bessie Kronkosky State Natural Area, ABK SNA, Presenter: Tom Denyer, Aspen Navarro (AT=4h)

Event Date: 9/10/2022
Event Time: 8:00a-12:00p

Event Summary:
This event is Texas Stream Team Standard Core Training. Learn how to sample and test water.

Event Description:
This event offers training in the Texas Stream Team “Standard Core” monitoring. The Core includes water quality tests for a variety of indicators, including clarity, pH, dissolved oxygen and conductivity. Training will be conducted by ABK SNA Volunteers who have tested here and elsewhere, and trainers from The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, which is providing the kits including chemicals and instruments. The Texas Stream Team has ample instructional materials on its website and You Tube. You can review those before the event, but that is not required. This training will take you through the Core three times. Having completed this training and given your commitment to quality control protocols, you will be able to participate in monitoring at sites across the state.

The main purpose of this event, however, is to improve the capability of our volunteers to do baseline surveys prior to infrastructure development and public access here. Attendance is limited by the availability of vehicles and certified drivers, but we anticipate repeating the training in the near future. In the event of inclement weather or other circumstances we will reschedule.

Arrive promptly. The ride to the pond is at least 15 minutes. Bring what you normally would for a short day hike: water, snacks, repellant, sunscreen, etc.

Participants who are not established volunteers at ABK SNA will be asked to sign a TPWD liability waiver.

All participants must complete and submit a Training Enrollment Form: https://www.meadowscenter.txst.edu/Leadership/TexasStreamTeam/Forms-and-Resources/TrainingEnrollment.html

Working Lunch.

Cost: no charge

Register @:
To enroll, go to https://www.meadowscenter.txst.edu/Leadership/TexasStreamTeam/Forms-and-Resources/TrainingEnrollment.html to complete the form and submit. Then, to RSVP send an email to Tom Denyer, tom.den1917@gmail.com

Event Location:
Volunteer Office and Bessie’s Pond, ABK SNA, 7690 SH 46, between Boerne and Pipe Creek
Albert and Bessie Kronkosky State Natural Area
7690 SH 46, Texas

Instructor/Presenter:
Tom Denyer
Aspen Navarro

Contact Information:
Tom Denyer, tom.den1917@gmail.com

Organization Website:
https://abksnavolunteer.pbworks.com

Sponsoring Organization:
Volunteers, ABK SNA, TPWD

Venue

Albert and Bessie Kronkosky State Natural Area
7690 Highway 46 West
Pipe Creek, TX
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