A Volunteer Pipeline Visual Assessment Program has been developed by Trout Unlimited and the West Virginia Rivers Coalition to support and train volunteer citizen observers to identify, document and report pollution incidents associated with large-scale pipeline development. A free webinar on the program for West Virginians is scheduled for next Tuesday, March 27, from 7 to 8:30 pm. To participate, register here. An earlier webinar for Virginia residents was held on March 13.
The webinar will instruct volunteers about erosion control best management practices used in pipeline development, specific examples of pollution to look for, and how to best document those problems. After the webinar, volunteer observers will be able to report pollution incidents to TU and WV Rivers. To learn more, visit the program webpage.