Vol. 14 No. 2
"Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them." - John Ruskin
In this issue...
GINLC Involves Local Citizens in Water Monitoring
Involves Local Citizens in Water Monitoring
Thanks to the generous grant from the Grosse Ile Educational Foundation (GIEF) for supplies, visitors to the Fall Harvest Day Celebration at Centennial Farm in 2005 had the opportunity to participate with the Conservancy in activities related to World Water Monitoring Day. Local children were especially enthralled to examine some of the aquatic insects, which indicate the level of water quality. They gained some first-hand experience with water quality monitoring assessments designed to be a basic health screen for our local watershed.
thousands of other volunteers across the globe to sample water quality
as part of a global effort. Thousands of sites in 50 countries participated.
Volunteers believe that local citizens can have more of an impact on their
watershed because of their direct connection to it. GIEF provided a grant
to purchase equipment like the insect magnifiers and chemical test kits
for use at public events like these. In the spring, GIEF also sponsored
an Earth Day program at their Nature Area.