Stream Team

Stream Team

Stream Team is a group of Boone County teens who study our local waterways. These nine citizen scientists meet once a month to learn a different aspect of stream ecology, and will start collecting water quality data from a selected waterway in Spring 2021. The data will be submitted to the University of Kentucky and will be used by multiple agencies to better understand and protect our precious water resources.

Over the course of a year, the Stream Team will also plan and facilitate a community event to promote the importance and stewardship of local waterways.

This pilot program is sponsored by the Boone County Cooperative Extension Service and the Boone County Conservation District.



For Students and Parents:

Click the links below for each month's meeting details, including locations, topics, and handouts.

September 24, 2020: Watersheds

Middle Creek Park

5701 Burlington Pike

Burlington KY 41005

Agenda and Handouts

Macros of the Month

October 22, 2020: Dissolved Oxygen

South Fork Park

S Fork Park Dr

Florence, KY 41042

Agenda and Handouts

Macros of the Month

November 18, 2020: Algae

Boone County Extension Office

(Meeting room TBD)

6028 Camp Ernst Road

Burlington, KY, 41005

Agenda and Handouts

Algae Guides


December, 2020: OFF

No meeting this month

January, 2021: pH, Turbidity, and Temperature

Details TBD

February, 2021: Adopt a Stream, Community Event Planning

Details TBD

March, 2021: Herpetology

Details TBD

April, 2021: Macroinvertebrates, 1st data collection

Details TBD

May, 2021: Habitat Assessment, 2nd data collection

Details TBD

June, 2021: 3rd Data Collection

Details TBD

March, 2021: Stream Exploration

Details TBD

March, 2021: Celebration

Details TBD

For More Information Contact:

Lacey Kessell

Natural Resource Agent

Boone County Extension Service

Office: 859-586-6101

Cell: 859-609-1821

Susan Brown

Conservation Education Specialist

Boone County Conservation District

Office: 859-569-6277

Cell: 859-750-6461