Water Team News - October 2018

The success of your water quality monitoring work has been the inspiration for our new citizen science program, but we wouldn't blame you if you've been feeling a little neglected this year.

Launching the new citizen science programs kept us very busy, and you've probably been looking for the 2017 Water Quality Report, and noticed we haven't sent out as many newsletters as usual.

Both the 2017 and 2018 Water Monitoring Results are going to be combined and turned into one report, which will be presented at the event below on December 2nd.

Thank you for continuing to be a part of the water monitoring team and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Volunteers in Action

Between regular monitoring visits, new member training, and some fascinating new inventions, this has been a very interesting year for the Program!

Click here to read more about what we've all been up to, and for an update on the Sundial Creek Working Group.
Basking and Multitasking

As regular visitors to the Conservancy's streams and wetlands, you are in a prime position to observe reptiles and amphibians.

We encourage you to submit your sightings under the "Environmental Observations" section of your monitoring form. We would also welcome your participation in reptile & amphibian training this winter.
Water Rangers

The Water Rangers are based out of Kingston, Ontario and reached out to the Couchiching Conservancy last winter.

They have developed a very innovative system for tracking citizen science water data that anyone can access.

Meagan has been gradually adding your data to their website and we look forward to showing you what you've contributed to this initiative at the December 2nd gathering.
Everything is Connected...

...including climate change and Internet access apparently.

"Thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable in densely populated coastal regions of the United States may soon be inundated by rising seas, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Oregon."

Newsletter Content by Meagan Coughlin & Dorthea Hangaard

Header Image: The Sitting Rock at Alexander Hope-Smith by Lorraine Brown
Water Testing Training Day: Meagan Coughlin
Green Frog at Perch Creek Headwaters: Meagan Coughlin
In a world of environmental paralysis, we get things done