We're Seeking Swim Guide Volunteers!

Environmental, Sound Rivers, Volunteers

Posted on May 19th, 2022 download

We’re in the fifth year of Swim Guide, our weekly recreational water-quality testing program that lets everyone know where it’s safe to swim all summer long.

We’ve got a list of volunteers already signed up, but we’ve got a few more locations open of the 54 locations we’re testing throughout the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico river basins this summer. What does sampling look like? Watch this short video — starring Sound Rivers’ Environmental Projects Coordinator Clay Barber — that walks you through Swim Guide sampling from start to finish!

There will be a virtual volunteer training Monday night, May 23, from 7 to 8 p.m. and in-person demonstrations, along with gear pick-up, will be held by this year’s water-quality interns at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, and 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, at locations in the Upper Neuse (Raleigh), Lower Neuse (New Bern) and Tar-Pamlico (Washington). If you’d like to volunteer for this super-important program, we’d love to have you! Email Clay at with your name and location, and he’ll get back to you ASAP with a Zoom link for the virtual training and the location of the in-person demo in your area.

Thanks for volunteering!

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