Water Monitoring Volunteer (many)

LPLA is looking for volunteers to investigate water quality in Hay Creek & Bullard Creek—two local trout streams impaired for e-coli. Volunteers will work in teams of 3-5 people and monitor sites once a week from April-October, depending on conditions.

More information about the program available here.

Primary Duties

  • Collect water samples from a safe location

  • Use secchi tube to measure water clarity

  • Determine phosphorus concentration

  • Process water sample for e-coli plate & analysis

  • Record complete and accurate data

  • Implement quality assurance steps

  • Provide program feedback to LPLA staff


  • No direct experience necessary.

  • Ability to work with others.

  • Training & equipment provided.

  • Volunteer leads require at least 1-year of water monitoring experience.

 Additional Info

  • Volunteer/Unpaid Position

  • Must provide your own transportation

  • Must be able to travel to Red Wing

  • Volunteers work in teams of 3-5 people

  • Open to all ages; great opportunity for families and school groups

  • Volunteers under 18 years of age require parent permission

 Time Commitment

  • 1x/week from Apr-Oct

  • 2-4 hours each week

  • Flexibility available; coordinated with each team

 How to Join

Submit the volunteer form online or email us at: info@lakepepinlegacyalliance.com Please provide the following:

  • Name/Age of interested individuals

  • Availability (weeks/days/times)

  • Previous water monitoring experience

  • Interest in being a volunteer lead

  • Any questions or concerns