EPA New England has initiated a Volunteer Monitoring Equipment Loan Program. See description of the program and conditions of equipment loans, examples of equipment which groups can request, and an outline of information that should be furnished in applications in this PDF document.
MassWWP owns some equipment available on loan on a first-come, first-served basis to monitoring groups in Massachusetts:
|Bugquarium, a shallow display aquarium for macroinvertebrates
Use it at your next riverfest
to get the crowds to your display!
|Flowmeter to measure stream flow velocity|
|Sediment Sampler to grab a sample of lake or river bottom sediment|
|Macroinvertebrate Sampling Equipment including nets, buckets, gloves, trays, scopes, magnifying lighted lamps, sieves, forceps, vials, etc|
|Range Finder (1000ft model)|
|Some of these items are bulky, so it is best if you can pick up and return to our office in Amherst. Small items can be shipped at your cost. To inquire about the availability of this equipment, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or write: MassWWP, Blaisdell House, UMass, Amherst, MA 01003-0820 or call (413)545-5531.|
You can also buy some basic equipment from us and other suppliers.
updated 7/31/06 by MF Walk - MWWP Home - Contact MassWWP