Watchers release latest data on Lake Huron
March 16, 2023 5:42am
The Lake Huron Coastal Centre’s Coast Watchers volunteers have completed their work for 2022 and are now looking ahead to 2023.
Coastal Stewardship Technician Alyssa Bourassa described the Coast Watchers as community scientists who collect data once a week from May till October.
“They collect data once a week from May till October. They collect data on weather conditions, algae blooms, plastic pollution, human activity, erosion and wild life. So the data that they collect is in-putted into our eighteen year data set,” she said.
The data is used to help them identify trends over time.
“Each year we create an annual Coast Watchers report to inform the public about our findings. This year’s report has just been published and we are also accepting volunteers for the 2023 season,” Bourassa added .
Bourassa says this year’s report can be found at lakehuron.ca/coastwatchers.