In order to keep our staff and volunteers safe, The Watershed Project is unable to conduct our monthly water quality monitoring of creeks across Contra Costa County during this time. However, you can help contribute to our data if you live near a creek! During this difficult time, it is important to be outside in a safe and healthy manner, and taking walks outside remains an approved activity within the shelter in place guidelines. If you live close to a creek or stream, we urge you to participate in our observational creek monitoring!
In the video above, Sarah Haselton, our Water Quality and Citizen Science Associate, will teach you how to monitor the creek and submit your data to us at The Watershed Project. Your data will be added to the data we collect and be uploaded to the California Environmental Data Exchange Network (CEDEN) so that we can have a better understanding of the health of our urban creeks.
Submit your completed form here.
You can also download and print the form here.
Please visit our Community Science page for more information, or follow this link to step by step instructions.