Monitoring river health in the City of Ottawa
SNC is joining area Conservation Authorities in the collection of stream condition information in the City of Ottawa. We will use this knowledge to identify areas for water quality and habitat improvement projects, and inform our grant allocations. The Stream Watch Program is a community collaboration initiative that relies on volunteer engagement. We train local stewards to use environmental monitoring equipment and submit data and survey results. Sampling will begin next year with focuses on stream assessment, fish communities, erosion, and invasive species removal.