Citizen Scientist

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.

Citizen Scientists are members of the general public going out in the field to collect and analyze data. They are key to helping FODC, as they allow for a greater amount of data to be collected.

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.

To submit data, log in below with the Citizen Scientist password. 

The West Virginia Watershed Improvement Branch is holding a Citizen Scientist Gathering at the WVU Law School on September 24th.

Thank you to the donors that made our Citizen Scientist program possible:

Thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency for their funding in 2011.

Thanks to Stantec
for their funding in 2016.

The Dominion Foundation's funding from 2016-2017 is keeping our Citizen Scientist program alive and active. Thank you for making it possible for concerned citizens to help out their community in more involved, proactive, and fun ways.