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Training in testing water is available

The Kentucky River Watershed Watch and The Head of Three Rivers Project will offer a free one-day water testing class in Whitesburg. The class is open to anyone over 18 years of age who would like to volunteer to test water for Watershed Watch.

The class will begin at 9 a.m., March 22, in the basement of the Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library in Whitesburg. There is no charge for the class, but persons who would like to participate are asked to pre-register by visiting kywater.org/watch/ ky.htm on the Internet, or by calling The Head of the Three Rivers Project at 634-8669.

Person who take the class will be certified by the Kentucky River Watershed Watch and water sampling kits will be checked out to them. The first date of active sampling will be May 16, when volunteers will collect samples from streams to be sent to a laboratory to be analyzed for pesticides and nutrients. Nutrients are chemicals that indicate the presence of sewage in the water.

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