Citizen Monitoring: Educating and Engaging Citizens through Monitoring Activities
Utah Water Watch (UWW) is a water quality education and data collection program that seeks to increase awareness about the importance of water quality and promote stewardship of Utah’s aquatic resources.
Become A Utah Water Watch Volunteer
Utah Water Watch is a free program and is open to volunteers of all ages.
There are 3 steps you need to take in order to become a volunteer:
1.Fill out the volunteer registration form.
2. Attend a workshop and become certified (click the green button above to register for this specific training).
3. Work with the coordinator to choose a site to monitor.
For more information please visit this website.
Love podcasts? Love learning about Watersheds? Utah State's Instead podcast features one of our team members on an episode all about Watersheds! This podcast provides a lot of good information about watersheds, water quality, HABs, and more.
To listen, use the following link and scroll to
Episode 7 -"Through Watershed Eyes, with Dr. Nancy Mesner."
The Utah Drought Information System is a user-interactive webpage developed from a BOR WaterSMART project that aims at providing historical and forecast drought-related data to state professionals. This great database can be found at the Utah Climate Center at Utah State University's website.
Click the image to visit the Utah Climate Center's Drought Information System.
GottaGoUtah.org was created to give tips on how to properly dispose of your waste when you gotta go in the outdoors. Help keep our beautiful Utah trails and landscapes stay clean and safe by doing your part.
Visit our page to learn when you need to dig a cat hole, pack out your waste or find a dump station on your next trip.
Smallfarmneighbor.org was created to give water quality tips and tricks to keep your small farms healthy and your neighbors happy.
Click on the picture to find out how small farmers and backyard gardeners can protect our waterways.
Also see instructions here for joining, submitting, and viewing data.
Check out the results of Utah's first STATEWIDE trails and waterways cleanup!
🔹 140 volunteer submissions
🔹 352 event sign ups
🔹 870+ lbs. of trash collected
🔹 5000+ items collected
🔹 7 out of 10 major Utah watersheds with less trash
🔹 50+ unique sites statewide
🔹 8 Utah counties with volunteers
We had great participation for the first try at a statewide effort! Thank you to everyone who joined. We truly appreciate your great work. Your efforts help improve water quality and take care of our beautiful state. We need caring Utahns like all of you to help make a difference.
Stay tuned for the second statewide cleanup in 2021!