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Freshwater and Citizen Science: A Research Hackathon

It’s been a while since I wrote! For which I am quite ashamed. However, I’m pleased to say that for the most part it is with good reason as we have been extremely busy relaunching the FWW platform, carrying out research using the data the FWW community has collected (see: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00489697/vsi/10LXJ6J513J, and a second special issue on its way), and looking ahead to see how FWW can better meet user requirements amongst other things.

Why I love wetlands

Wetlands not wastelands.  

Wetlands are great and the foundation of life.  They also provide me with great enployement oppourtuities.

Are you thinking Bio-security when you FeshWater Watch sample? This free on line Leeds University course will help you

FreshWater Watch Citizen Scientists may visit only one site or could monitor several sites a day or a week, have you ever thought that you might be putting your site at risk by transferring Non Native Invasive Species between these sites?

Are you thinking Bio-security when you FeshWater Watch sample? This free on line Leeds University course will help you

FreshWater Watch Citizen Scientists may visit only one site or could monitor several sites a day or a week, have you ever thought that you might be putting your site at risk by transferring Non Native Invasive Species between these sites?

  • Debris in the boat launch

Weather patterns causing higher than normal water levels in Lake Ontario

Greetings from the Depew 2! We've been away for a while - life has a way of deterring you sometimes. But when Lake Ontario starting appearing on the news frequently, we decided to take a ride out to our beach to see what we would find. It was breath taking really! Many of the piers and the large rocks that line the boat launches were partially or completely underwater. Our beach is gone, under an angry lake and huge piles of debris, more than we could even get to or do anything about. I have included a picture to show what the beach is like on a normal, calm sunny day.

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