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What our volunteers do!
Across the state of Oklahoma over 300 volunteers actively monitor 100 streams in an effort to help protect these water bodies. Blue Thumb volunteer monitoring is a 4-step approach to learning about local streams.
Benthic macroinvertebrates and fish are collected to gather information on the life in the stream.
A stream assessment is done with the fish collections to gather information on how the stream rates as a home for fish and macroinvertebrates.
A look at water quality at the instant sample water was collected.
Quality Assurance and Data Interpretation:
Volunteer data is used to gain valuable information about the state's streams.