Celebrating Citizen Science Day 2019
April 12, 2019
Happy Citizen Science Day! This April 13, we are celebrating the countless community-based monitoring groups and citizen scientists contributing their knowledge and energy to understanding the health of watersheds all across the country.
To celebrate Citizen Science Day, now in its third year, we are pleased to share a collection of featured case studies showcasing the breadth and diversity of CBWM initiatives across Canada from East to West and the high arctic – including water stewardship organizations, Indigenous Guardians, networks of citizen scientists and many more.
These case studies complement a year-long initiative led by The Gordon Foundation, Living Lakes Canada and WWF-Canada with the aim of identifying how the federal government can meaningfully and effectively engage with and support CBWM in Canada. The outcomes of the initiative include a wide range of recommendations on capacity building, effective monitoring, regional and national collaboration, data management and informing decision-making. You can read more about this project here.
Announcing the New DataStream Coordinator
As the DataStream platform continues to grow and evolve, so too does our team, and we are excited to announce that Lindsay Day is joining us as the new DataStream Coordinator. Lindsay will assist with the ongoing expansion of DataStream, and will work with communities in the Mackenzie River Basin to continually improve the DataStream platform.