Bayou Teche Water Sentinals Annual Workshop

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Bayou Teche Water Sentinals enjoyed a skills update workshop and a nice afternoon with crawfish boil by Tom Holland on May 14, 2016 at the home of Trent and Linni Haines. We did review presentations on all of our water quality sampling parameters including Dissolved Oxygen, Temperature, Conductivity, Turbidity, Nitrates and pH. We were also able to re-stock five water sampling teams with new sampling chemical reagents for continued reliability of our data. We have gained two new sampling teams for a total of seven teams that are now conducting water quality testing, four times per year on the upper reach of Bayou Teche.

Bayou Teche Water Sentinals have been sampling quarterly since we started in May of 2010 and have built a solid set of data tracking the basic parameters of water quality in upper Bayou Teche.

We want to welcome Patti Holland and Teche Project as active supporters on this collaborative project with Sierra Club Delta Chapter. Thanks to Trent and Linni Haines for their work to coordinate the sampling teams, keep records of sampling data and attend to numerous details of keeping the program going.

We want to especially thank some of our longest serving volunteer team members for their dedication to the success of this project. They are Trent and Linni Haines, Charles and Sylvia Poimboeuf, Tara Levi, Glenn Hollier and Brent Miller.

Thanks to all for a great job.

Woody Martin

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