What do you monitor?
We monitor for Temperature, pH, DO, TDS, conductivity and turbidity. We also visually assess for HABs. During the summer some sites along the Buffalo River are tested for E. coli.
Why do we monitor?
First, our citizen science program provides a hands on educational opportunity to community members. They are our eyes and ears on the water to report back any spills or other pollution. They help us collect a mountain of data to keep check on our waterways throughout the Niagara River Watershed. This baseline data helps to inform decisions for watershed planning, restoration projects and more.