Last year we were excited to announce our partnership with The Commons and the Water Data Collaborative in a pilot project called Water Watch to support citizen science water monitoring programs in the Shenandoah Valley.
To date we have successfully onboarded seven groups into the program, which uses two cloud-based applications—Water Reporter and Field Doc*—to connect watershed groups to their members.
When fully implemented, Water Watch helps activate volunteers, measure watershed restoration practices, and alert the public about stream contamination.
Other Notable 2021 milestones:
Goose Creek Watch collaboration with the Goose Creek Association and our shared partners Friends of the Shenandoah River and Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy for a new chemical and bacterial monitoring initiative on Goose Creek: www.goosecreek.org
New website for the Capital Region Land Conservancy, headquartered in and serving the greater Richmond, Virginia, area—the first group from this region of the Chesapeake Bay watershed to join the growing Downstream Network of water and land conservancies: www.capitalregionland.org