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Niagara Coastal

Community Based Water Monitoring

57 Observations
0 Issues
11 Locations


Mike Pressacco
430 Points
Gary Stemerdink
250 Points
Kiersten McCutcheon
200 Points
Cupolo Robin
0 Points
Amy Brunning
0 Points
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Niagara Coastal is a non-profit organization with a collective approach to environmental governance. We unite coastal residents, eNGOs, educational institutes, and various levels of government with a common agenda of building a healthy and resilient Great Lakes coastal ecosystem that can support the needs of the community.

We operate various community initiatives, including the Visual Assessment Survey Tool (VAST), which engages people in capturing photos of the Great Lakes shoreline to monitor the coast.

Water testing protocol

Niagara Coastal members collect water samples monthly using Water Rangers Explorer test kit. Water monitoring is conducted in the Niagara Region on Lake Erie and is supported by the Lake Erie Guardians program.

Areas monitored