Joining an organization affiliates your profile with their dedicated page, allows you to share reports to support their crowdsourcing initiatives, and work together to actively improve water quality.
One of Water Reporter’s major roles as a platform is to unite watershed restoration efforts. Our community’s group features provide an outlet for both organizational leads and everyday Water Reporter users to connect via reports. Organizations in Water Reporter are active leaders in watershed restoration efforts and currently consist of small watershed organizations, national NGOs, and even government agencies. Joining an organization in Water Reporter affiliates your profile with their dedicated page, allows you to share reports to support their crowdsourcing initiatives, and work together to actively improve water quality. Here are some examples of how to get started with groups.
Why join groups?
- Help collect observations for a specific initiativeOften organizations in Water Reporter will ask for help from their volunteers to collect observations related to water quality issues such as algae blooms, trash sites, or erosion. Your reports provide vital data that our organizations can use to inform where cleanups should occur and where restoration should happen.
- Stay current with local watershed improvement efforts. Groups are a fast and easy way to access and interact with the most recent reports shared by users of similar interests and regions.
- Notify an active base of restoration professionalsAs a unified network, we can work together to identify threats to water quality and take action to improve our local resources. Sharing a report with a group such as a watershed organization allows all members to be notified and they can take action on your report.