On August 2 citizen scientists in West Virginia will be working to provide a snapshot of current water quality conditions in the Monongahela National Forest. With a goal of collecting as many samples as possible in one day this Watershed Snapshot Day will provide valuable baseline data for coldwater streams and some of the best trout habitat in West Virginia. Establishing baseline conditions before development is essential to properly gauge impacts. Volunteers who have been trained to conduct water quality monitoring for shale gas-related impacts, as part of the Trout Unlimited (TU) monitoring project, implemented by TU and the West Virginia Rivers Coalition, or who have been trained by another similar program, are invited to join their fellow watchdogs for a full day of monitoring in the Monongahela National Forest. Lunch will be provided and the day will conclude with a BBQ picnic. The deadline to register is July 23. For more information on how to register click the following link.