*Our 8 testing locations are in the Swan Creek Watershed which is a tributary of Colquitz River in Greater Victoria.
I have minor 'formal' training but have had an avid aptitude for the environment all my life (almost before the word 'ecology' was ever used!) I personally have been doing the samples since 2015.
*Volunteering with our Group along the Creek:- 'pulling' invasive plants, planting riparian natives, building riffles for spawning Coho & Cutthroat, keeping the waterway litter free (over the past 10 years) has been rewarding.
*Living overlooking Swan Lake itself since 1975 and near the Colquitz watershed since 1962 gives me a very strong sense of community (in a quiet way)