Become a Missouri Stream Team!
Volunteer to become a Stream Team and take the family, friends or class room out to your local stream to test water, study aquatic insects and other fun and interesting things! We partner with the Missouri Stream Teams to encourage and support area residents to learn about their local river or stream and collect water data on a regular basis. This activity is vital to our long-term water quality and helps us understand what practices and activities cause water to become polluted. We publish a report, our Status of the Watershed, which shares information on our local stream health with area communities.
Teams that serve in the upper White River watershed in Missouri can also be part of our Stream Team Association “Ozarks Water Watchers.” Through this association, we can provide your group with assistance in organizing small group activities such as local stream litter cleanups or tire removal. We can also help teams seek assistance such as grants for stream bank restoration projects.
The StreamSmart Volunteer Program focuses on Beaver Lake Reservoir streams in Northwest Arkansas. StreamSmart volunteers take test water quality at their chosen stream site each February, May, August, and November. Volunteer teams are usually three to four people, but some teams have as many as ten people who enjoy getting together to collect water samples, take field measurements and check on the overall health of their local stream. The data is shared on the Beaver LakeSmart Program website where you can also learn more about this program.