The mission of Hoosier Riverwatch is:
To involve the citizens of Indiana in becoming active stewards of Indiana’s water resources through watershed education, water monitoring, and clean-up activities. Hoosier Riverwatch is a State-sponsored water quality monitoring initiative.

Sign up for Hoosier Riverwatch Basic Training in Elkhart County

Sign up for an upcoming training by filling out the information below. Space is limited, so please only sign up if you plan to attend.

September 9, 2023

9:00am – 4:00pm
Bonneyville Mill County Park near Bristol, IN

This basic training is an introduction to the Hoosier Riverwatch program and different hands-on water quality, monitoring methods.  Participants will learn about aquatic habitats and will be trained in chemical and biological assessment techniques.  Session will be held in- and outdoors.  All interested persons, age 18 and over, are welcome to attend free of charge.  No previous experience necessary.

Fill in the below information to sign up for the workshop.

Hoosier Riverwatch is volunteer program in which citizens are training to monitor water quality. Hoosier Riverwatch is a program of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), Office of Water Quality, Watershed Assessment and Planning Branch. The program began in 1996 to increase public awareness of water quality issues and concerns by training volunteers to monitor stream water quality.

Through one day hands-on workshops, Hoosier Riverwatch trains citizens to monitor water quality through physical, chemical, and biological assessments.

You can learn more about the program through the IDEM website or the Hoosier Riverwatch website.

You can find available trainings at If there is one being offered in Elkhart County you can sign up at the top of this webpage.

Do you live in or near Elkhart County? You can borrow a Hoosier Riverwatch volunteer trunk by contacting 574-523-2030 or emailing . You can find a trunk near you by visiting IDEMs website.