Water Quality Monitoring (CWAT)

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Water Quality Monitoring (CWAT)

Diagram showing the logos of partner organizations involved in Community Water Action in Toledo. Clockwise from top left: Cleveland Water Alliance, Metroparks Toledo, Rotary Club of Toledo, Toledo Zoo, TMACOG.Our 2024 water quality monitoring season will run from April – October. Check back for more information on getting involved with water quality monitoring in our region, or fill out our volunteer interest form below.

Thanks to a grant from Greater Toledo Community Foundation in 2022, Partners for Clean Streams kicked off a multi-agency program called Community Water Action in Toledo (CWAT) that will streamline volunteer monitoring water quality in our western basin of Lake Erie.

This grant allows us to connect partner organizations’ (Metroparks Toledo, TMACOG, Toledo Zoo, and Toledo Rotary) water monitoring programs by sharing training resources, engaging in volunteer outreach, aligning sampling protocols and methods, and evaluating program success.

Cleveland Water Alliance is providing local partners with additional sampling equipment and guidance. CWAT is the local hub for a Lake Erie region-wide effort of the Lake Erie Volunteer Science Network, led by Cleveland Water Alliance.

CWAT Volunteers Liability form

Please fill out the information below if you'd like us to contact you when our water quality monitoring volunteer sign-ups open in mid-March of 2024.


Partners for Clean Streams Inc. is striving for abundant open space and a high quality natural environment; adequate floodwater storage capacities and flourishing wildlife; stakeholders who take local ownership in their resources; and rivers, streams and lakes that are clean, clear and safe