Georges River Tidewater Association seeks volunteers

Feb 01, 2013

Thomaston — Celebrating its 25th anniversary protecting and restoring the St. George River estuary through water quality monitoring, education and advocacy, the Georges River Tidewater Association is kicking off its 2013 sampling season with an open house and volunteer recruitment event at its new office, located at 62 Water St. in Thomaston.

Building upon efforts that began in 1990, GRTA has established a coordinated and comprehensive citizen-monitoring program for the St. George River estuary.

“Becoming a volunteer is easy, requires no special background and anyone over the age of 16 can participate,” said Eric Sroka, GRTA’s volunteer coordinator, in a news release

With funding from the Maine Coastal Program, GRTA provides volunteers with training and equipment to sample water quality from one of eight locations accessible from the shore. Volunteers visit the sites once a month in April, May, June and October and twice a month in July, August and September. Volunteers look for troubled spots, monitor trends and make a vital contribution toward improving and protecting the health of the estuary.

To get involved, make new friends, learn more about the St. George River estuary and make a difference in ther community, please plan to swing by GRTA’s open house and volunteer recruitment event anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 62 Water St. in Thomaston.

If unable to attend but would like more information about GRTA and how to volunteer please contact GRTA’s Volunteer Coordinator Eric Sroka at 832-1273 or visit to learn more and submit a volunteer application.



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