It looks like the early part of April will be cooler and wetter than it has been in March.
New kit components have been arriving and Kit #5 should be assembled and ready to use very soon. When checking out kits, please take the kit on the top of the clean stack in the Treatment Plant. Even if your “favorite” kit is clean on the bottom. This will help distribute the wear and tear on the kits a bit more evenly. Kit #1 has seen the most use, and while it’s still a very happy kit, it could use a break from time to time. All of the kits should have identical components in them now, and they all should be well-stocked. If you encounter a problem with one, please let us know.
Future Events and Training
Google Calendar Training
We will be looking to plan a get-together to go over the Google Calendar scheduling for those that have had difficulty using it.
Spring Training for New Stream Stewards
We will be scheduling a training for May or June. If you know know someone that would be interested in attending, please be sure to let them know once we share the event registration link.
We have a new piece of equipment to use! For those folks doing E. coli testing, we now have a special new unit that will quickly take multiple parameters. The YSI ProODO Handheld Optical Dissolved Oxygen Field Kit will be very helpful to get additional information while also taking multiple E. coli samples on a particular day. Once we have ironed out the process, we will offer an Advanced Stream Steward Training Event to teach everyone how to use this piece of equipment. For more information about D.O. check out this great resource: The Dissolved Oxygen Handbook And also check out http://www.YSI.com/weknowDO
Please keep testing! And please remember to send e-mail to the SS address at least a week before you plan on testing with your planned testing dates if you can’t add them to the Google Calendar. If you need anything at all, please just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will get back to you shortly.
Liz works as a Project Coordinator on the Engagement Team and is a strong advocate for KCD programs and services. In 2014, she joined KCD as an Educational Outreach Assistant on the Boise Creek Community Project in the Boise Creek Watershed area of southeast King County. She wears many hats at KCD and enjoys helping each team showcase their best and brightest projects and accomplishments. Outside of work, Liz, her husband and son own a 10-acre farm in Enumclaw and have horses, goats, sheep and poultry, and grow hay. Currently, she also spends a great deal of her time volunteering as the market manager for Enumclaw Plateau Farmers’ Market.