Save Our Streams

The Izaak Walton League’s Save Our Streams (SOS) program helps people just like you check water quality in local creeks and streams. Share your findings with the League, and we can get a clear picture of water quality across the country – the first step in crafting water quality solutions that work. We can also help you restore your stream to good health.
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Monitoring 101

You don’t need a background in science or expensive equipment to be a volunteer stream monitor. We'll show you how to get started.

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SOS Data Forms

Download data forms and instructions for physical, chemical, and biological stream monitoring. 

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SOS Equipment

Test the quality of your neighborhood streams today. Check our equipment list to see if you have what you need to get started.

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Stream Restoration

Solving water quality problems could involve restoring stream banks or stream-side vegetation. 

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