Interested in helping FODC sample points throughout Deckers Creek? Our Citizen Scientist program provides training and the resources to do so. Launched in 2010, our Citizen Scientist program has helped provide FODC with long-term trends in water quality throughout the watershed.
Friends of Deckers Creek has sampled Deckers Creek quarterly for the past 14 years at 13 locations, and our Citizen Scientists allow us to triple this number of monitoring sites while getting eyes and ears on the ground to watch for potential pollutants. In addition, this program has allowed FODC to pinpoint poor quality areas within the watershed, resulting in successful remediation projects that have had a positive effect on Deckers Creek throughout the years.
If you are interested in our Citizen Scientist program and how you can get involved, please visit our Eventbrite page to learn more about this opportunity.
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The West Virginia Watershed Improvement Branch is holding a Citizen Scientist Gathering at the WVU Law School on September 24th.
This event is absolutely free! We provide all the tools, equipment, and instruction necessary for you to complete your roll as Citizen Scientists.
During the workshop FODC staff will show you how to take accurate samples, calibrate your monitoring probe, properly record and report your findings, explain the importance of Citizen Scientist to our work here at FODC, and to answer any questions you may have regarding the program. Spots are limited due to available equipment, so please don't wait to register.