The Blue Water Task Force is Surfrider Foundation's water quality monitoring program run by dedicated citizen scientists that help provide water quality information to their local communities. All Blue Water Task Force labs follow standard operating procedures, including sterile sampling techniques. Please watch this video to learn how.
Fast forward to learn about sampling in different conditions:
Sampling in Calm Water-1:00
Sampling in the Surf Zone- 1:54
Sampling a Creek- 3:16
Sampling a Stormwater Pipe Discharge- 3:55
To learn more about the Blue Water Task Force and to view other resources for water sampling, visit go.surfrider.org/BWTF