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Citizen Scientist

Interested in sampling points throughout Deckers Creek? Friends of Deckers Creek's Citizen Scientist program provides the training and resources to do so.

Launched in 2010, our Citizen Scientist program has provided FODC with long-term trends in water quality throughout the watershed. Citizen Scientists are members of the general public who collect and enter stream data.

FODC has sampled Deckers Creek quarterly for the past 14 years at 13 locations. The work of our Citizen Scientists has tripled our number of monitoring sites while giving us additional eyes and ears on the ground to watch for potential pollutants. This has allowed us to pinpoint poor water quality areas within the watershed, resulting in successful remediation projects.

If you are interested in joining our Citizen Scientist program, email


To submit or view data using, click here.


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

Thank you to the donors that make our Citizen Scientist program possible.

The Dominion Foundation
2016 - 2017


The Environmental Protection Agency

Donors keep 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.


If you are interested in helping fund FODC's Citizen Scientist program, please reach out to us at