Mobile County Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program

Become a citizen scientist and monitor water quality in our watershed!

In 2023, we launched the Mobile County Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Program as a partnership between Mobile Baykeeper, the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, and the Alabama Water Watch. Through this program, we teach people how to properly sample water at specific sites in Mobile County to better understand the water chemistry and bacteria levels present in the rivers and streams that flow into the Mobile Bay.

Interactive Map of Available Sampling Sites

As a volunteer water quality monitor, you will sample your site at least once a month for both water chemistry and bacteria indicators including:

  • Temperature
  • Dissolved oxygen
  • Alkalinity
  • Hardness
  • Turbidity
  • Salinity
  • pH
  • E. coli

Your data will then be uploaded to Alabama Water Watch’s database and will be used by scientists, regulators, non-profits, and citizens to advocate for the health of the Mobile Bay.

2023 Training Dates

Sign up for one of our training dates this fall to certify as a Mobile County volunteer water quality monitor!

More Information

If you’d like to learn more about this program, please reach out to Jes Gearing, Project Manager, at [email protected].