Volunteer Info

“Stream Team” is Channelkeeper’s volunteer-based creek water quality monitoring program. Once a month (typically during the first weekend of each month), volunteers visit established sites throughout the Ventura River (Saturdays) and Goleta Valley (Sundays) watersheds to gather data on water quality while also getting better acquainted with their local creeks. We provide training to all new volunteers.

Volunteers test several water quality parameters in the field using hand-held portable meters, and also take samples that are later analyzed for bacteria and nutrients in our laboratory. New volunteers are always welcome. We do not recommend this activity for children under the age of 6. Children between the ages of 6 and 14 should be accompanied by a guardian. Visit our calendar page for upcoming Stream Team sampling events, or email molly@sbck.org or call us at (805) 563-3377 ext.5.