Citizen Scientists Watershed

Citizen Scientists Watershed

Citizen Scientists Watershed

Citizen scientists can play a needed role in keeping an eye on water quality, according a team of researchers. Here, citizen scientists Ken Johnson (on the stream bank), Genie Robine (facing away from the camera) and Mick McKay (facing the camera) are using a kick net to capture macro-invertebrates for identification and counting. The presence and quantity of macros are indicators of stream health.

IMAGE: CCPaSEC