Get Involved

Teachers: Use the Portneuf Watershed as a Site for Learning

  • Summer workshops on data collection and analysis
  • Free Equipment
  • Continuing Support in the Classroom and on Field Trips

The Portneuf Watershed Partnership plans on providing an annual summer workshop focused on water quality monitoring, including data analysis using this website. Participating teachers will learn to collect chemical, physical and biological data from local streams, and analyze that data using the PWP website. PWP will provide teachers with ongoing support and equipment. For more information contact Hannah Sanger at hsanger@pocatello.us or (208) 234-6518.

Become a Citizen Scientist

Monitor water quality in streams that can be waded into safely. Learn how to collect water quality data, and how to enter your data onto the PWP website so that scientists and other community members can better understand our local water quality. Citizen Scientist Commitment: Citizen Scientists must attend a training (FREE) with the PWP, and commit to a desired amount of monitoring. Who can be a Citizen Scientist? Youth/Scout groups, families, individuals, community groups, & you!

Storm Drain Stenciling

Help reduce the amount of pollution that reaches the Portneuf River.  Attach decals with the message "Dump no waste, drains to river” to storm drains in Pocatello and Chubbuck. Anything that is left on the street, goes straight to the Portneuf River or into our ground water (which is our drinking water)… and not to the Waste Water Treatment Plant.  PWP has decals and instructions for you to use.  For more information, contact Hannah Sanger at hsanger@pocatello.us or (208) 234-6518.

Portneuf River Cleanup

Join the watershed wide effort to remove trash and debris from the Portneuf’s banks. Occurs annually in September. If you have a group that would like to be involved in cleaning up a stretch of the Portneuf (or one of its tributary streams), please give a call. Hannah Sanger hsanger@pocatello.us (208) 234-6518.

Date and time: September TBD 2013; 10 a.m. – noon. Meet at the north end of Raymond Park (or contact Hannah Sanger ahead of time if you have a group and want to go directly to a specific stretch of the river).

Annual Portneuf River Cleanup

Join the watershed wide effort to remove trash and debris from the Portneuf’s banks.

Date: September TBD 2013
Time: 10 a.m – noon
Idaho State University students conducting ecology sampling on the Portneuf River.

Idaho State University students conducting ecology sampling on the Portneuf River.