Our award-winning water quality monitoring program is a citizen-based effort, based almost entirely on volunteer labor. Monitoring opportunities are available at several sites in the Deer Creek watershed. Sites are located throughout Nevada County, with sampling locations in and around Nevada City, Rough and Ready, Penn Valley, and Lake Wildwood. Monitoring takes place during the second week of the month and requires a commitment of 1-2 hours per month. In June and October volunteers assist with collecting macroinvertebrates (creek bugs) from their monitoring sites. No experience needed—training will be provided.