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Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) will host four free workshops designed to help citizens learn how to protect local waterways through the Adopt-A-Stream program. The goal of the Adopt-A-Stream program is to inform citizens about local water quality and advise on ways to protect the county’s water.

The first workshop is Bacterial and Chemical Monitoring. This workshop will be held on Saturday, January 14 at the Hampton Park Library and on Saturday, February 18 at the Sharon Forks Library. Both workshops will be from 1 to 4 p.m. During the Bacterial and Chemical Monitoring workshop, attendees will learn how to test a stream for dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature, E. coli and more.

The second workshop is Biological Monitoring. This workshop will be held on Saturday, January 21 at the Hampton Park Library and on Saturday, March 3 at the Sharon Forks Library. Both workshops will be from 1 to 4 p.m. During the Biological Monitoring workshop, attendees will learn how to take an inventory of macroinvertebrates in the stream, which can help determine the overall health of the stream. 

“The Adopt-A-Stream program strives to raise public awareness about water quality and it enlists the public’s support and action in monitoring and protecting water resources,” KFCB Community Outreach Specialist Kevin Smith said. “The program is a great opportunity for citizens to take a leading role in protecting our water resources and to be involved in their community.” 

To register for these free workshops, visit www.connectforsyth.org. To receive additional information, contact Kevin Smith at 678.513.5892 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Hampton Park Library is located at 5345 Settingdown Road. The Sharon Forks Library is located at 2820 Old Atlanta Road.

Forsyth County’s Adopt-A-Stream program is part of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division.

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