Environmental Quality Institute – Stream Monitoring Information Exchange Program

Project Summary

The EQI program at UNCA has been collecting water quality data from streams in the Asheville area for many years and the SMIE program has had volunteers collect benthic insects from a large subset of these locations.  Dave Penrose has helped with volunteer training for several years and does quality control of the volunteer samples.  Working with volunteer monitors has always been one the most rewarding aspects of my work.