Year One Water Quality Report Now Available

In Community Science, Past News, Water by couchiching

Between June and December 2015, the Couchiching Conservancy undertook a citizen science project to monitor water quality in the Upper Talbot River sub-watershed of Lake Simcoe.  Because phosphorous is a significant issue in Lake Simcoe, we wanted to understand the impact of agricultural run-off in the waterways of the Carden Alvar, where the Conservancy has been doing mitigation projects for the past decade.

Fourteen volunteers collected over 62 monitoring reports and logged well over 625 hours monitoring seven sites.  We’ve created a report of our findings, which you can download and read here.