PRESS RELEASE | Arizona Water Watch Wants You


You & the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Arizona Water Watch!


A unique opportunity for children (age 10 and older), teens, college students, adults and retirees to receive free training and work together with ADEQ scientists to conduct water quality research and help identify projects to protect and enhance Arizona's waterways.


Sign up today to get started early and become a charter volunteer. While the complete program launch is planned for this fall, Arizona Water Watch Citizen Science volunteers already are in the field collecting valuable data. ADEQ has two training events scheduled for the Alpine and Pinetop-Lakeside communities this June that you won't want to miss.


Current Arizona Water Watch Citizen Science volunteer water monitoring research locations include:

  • Butte, Fossil, Granite, Miller, Oak & Sabino Canyon Creeks
  • Gila, Santa Cruz, San Pedro & Verde Rivers
  • Luna & Rainbow Lakes


As an Arizona Water Watch Citizen Science volunteer, you will:

  • Receive training so you can collect and prepare water samples for testing
  • Help design a study specific to the waterway you will monitor
  • Collect water samples from streams or lakes in your Arizona study area
  • Help scientists find pollution sources
  • Monitor restoration projects
  • Play an important role in protecting Arizona’s waters

Learn More:

We're still building and posting our new online tools and resources - including volunteer-friendly video microlessons - so stay tuned for program updates.

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Volunteer & Program Contact

Meghan Smart, Arizona Water Watch
Ph: 602-771-4506
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