Citizen Scientist Positions Available!

FODC is looking for volunteers to become Citizen Scientists. We will train and equip you to monitor local streams for potential pollutants related to the extraction of natural gas in the area and to submit this data to a central, online database. These data are very important to indicate baseline stream conditions in order to accurately document pollution sources. Citizen Scientist volunteers will learn how to calibrate monitoring equipment and receive their own kit to monitor a specific stream location every other week on their own time. They will learn how to recognize potential pollution sources using stream water chemistry measurements and visual assessments of the stream and surrounding area, along with who to call to report these issues. Citizen Scientist volunteers also will be trained in entering their data online.

A Citizen Scientist training will be held on Sunday, April 20 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the FODC office in Sabraton. For more information about the training and to RSVP, please call the office at 304-292-3970.

Details Published: 05 February 2014 {source}