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Workshops to be held this spring, summer and fall

Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB), a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate, is offering free Adopt-A-Stream workshops to educate citizens on how to protect and monitor their local waterways. The workshops cover three topics: Macroinvertebrate Assessment, Chemical/Bacterial Certification, and Amphibian and Frog Monitoring.

Macroinvertebrate Assessment is suitable for ages third grade and up. Any child under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants at the Hampton Park Library and City Hall locations will be getting in the water, so wear shoes that can get wet. The workshops will take place on the following dates:  

Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road

Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cumming City Hall, 100 Main Street

Saturday, October 7, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road

Chemical/Bacterial Certification is suitable for ages third grade and up. Any child under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants at the Hampton Park Library and City Hall locations will be getting in the water, so wear shoes that can get wet. The workshops will take place on the following dates:  

Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road

Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cumming City Hall, 100 Main Street

Saturday, October 14, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road

Amphibian and Frog Monitoring is suitable for ages second grade and up. Any child under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants may join an optional walk in the woods afterwards, so wear shoes that can get muddy. This workshop will take place on the following date:  

Saturday, April 22, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road

Upon completion of each workshop, participants will receive a certificate from Georgia Adopt-A-Stream that allows citizens to report water quality data anywhere in the state of Georgia. To register for any of these free workshops, call KFCB Community Outreach Specialist Kevin Smith at (678) 513-5892 or visit www.keepforsythcountybeautiful.org.

Click here to download the Adopt-A-Stream flier

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