DEEP: 2014 Volunteer Monitoring Conference

2014 Volunteer Water Monitoring Conference
{Jon Morrison of USGS presents a graph regarding total phosphoros concentration relative to discharge.} {Attendees listen to a presentation.} {Image of poster display at conference.}
Conference Theme:
River & Stream Monitoring ~ From Getting Started to Growing with Intention
July 25, 2014
Goodwin College
(East Hartford, CT)
The 2014 Volunteer Water Monitoring Conference was held on July 25, 2014 at Goodwin College in East Hartford, CT.  The conference was the first such conference to be organized by the CT DEEP to celebrate volunteer water monitoring in Connecticut.  More than 100 individuals attended representing individual volunteers (citizen scientists), watershed group leaders, municipal commissioners, college and university professors, state and federal scientists, students, and representatives from the environmental consulting industry.  In total more than 40 volunteer monitoring groups were represented at the conference!
Attendee Handouts
Conference Presentations
The preferred citation format for the presentations below is: Last Name, Initial(s), (2014). Presentation title. 2014 Connecticut Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Conference, Hartford, CT. July 25, 2014.

Opening Talks:

Concurrent Sessions:
{Two adult male participants mark the location of their volunteer group on a large map.} {A female presenter gives a PowerPoint talk.} {Meghan Ruta (Lally), conference co-chair, leads a group discussion on volunteer water quality monitoring.}
Related Publicity/Pages:
The conference was organized by a volunteer advisory board composed of the following individuals:
  • Meghan Ruta (Lally), CT DEEP Volunteer Water Monitoring Program (Co-Chair)
  • Jacqueline Talbot, CT River Watershed Council (Co-Chair)
  • Jane Brawerman, CT River Coastal Conservation District
  • Carol Haskins, Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition
  • Mike Jastremski, Housatonic Valley Association
  • Alisa Phillips-Griggs, Farmington River Watershed Association
  • Jean Pillo, Eastern CT Conservation District/The Last Green Valley
  • Judy Rondeau, Eastern CT Conservation District/Niantic River Watershed Committee
Additional planning support was provided by Rivers Alliance of Connecticut. 
Conference space and support was generously donated by Goodwin College.  Special thanks to Bruce Morton, Environmental Studies Program Director, and the students of the Goodwin College Environmental Science Club for their assistance.
Refreshments were donated by Frito Lay and steering committee partners.
{Compilation of logos of organizations acknowledged in section above.}
Content last updated November 2018.