Coastal region training center for Georgia Adopt A Stream Program at Savannah State University
Richardson, Joseph P.
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The Coastal Region Training Center (RTC) for the Georgia Adopt A Stream (AAS) Program was established at Savannah State University in 1996 to promote and serve AAS activities along the coast and in southeast Georgia. The Coastal RTC serves as a regional information and technical resource, and it conducts water quality monitoring training workshops for AAS volunteer groups. The Center conducts visual, chemical, and biological monitoring training programs on campus and in local communities throughout this region. Since 2000, the number of water quality training workshops has increased from 20 per year to more than 50 per year; and the number of workshop participants has increased from fewer than 200 to more than 1500 per year. Besides producing increased monitoring and data acquisition in the region, this increased activity and interest in water quality has enhanced education and local partnerships regarding water quality issues.