Making a testing plan

Setting up a plan is a great way to choose good sites and collect valuable data.

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Where: On the water! Choose a spot you’d like to monitor and you think you can return to later. Site locations could be based on interesting findings, set protocols by an organization, or just because you think it’s great. Use this opportunity to try and improve an area over time. Record details, pick up trash and plan to revitalize shorelines.

Shoreline conditions: Is it a sandy beach, rocky? Record in location details how you get access to this spot. Any details you add will help you and others revisit and retest.

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Melanie Dodd-Moher from Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority gives us some tips on taking good samples (3:19)

 Choosing a sample spot (0:51)