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Community Science Workshop - MOW the Grasse!

Event date and time
August 31, 2024 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Join Nature Up North to learn more about how community members, that's you, can monitor the waterways near you! Our MOW the Grasse (Monitor Our Water) community science initiative provides an opportunity for hands-on experience with the tools and methods needed to check water quality. We'll walk you through the step-by-step process of checking physical conditions (temperature, flow, and others), chemical conditions (pH, agricultural runoff), and finally biological conditions (macroinvertebrates, and e-coli). Finally, we'll be able to draw conclusions about water quality based on what we find the day of the tests!

This workshop will be co-hosted by Grass River Heritage as part of their Walk in the Park series. This is a great chance to learn more about Grasse River Heritage, their events, and ways you can get involved with maintaining some of Canton's community parks.

Make sure to register so we know how many testing kits we need to bring. Click on this link to register: https://www.natureupnorth.org/form/august-31-mow-signup

Appropriate ages
Suitable for all ages
Contact person

Dan French

Additional Information

Bring a pair of water shoes if you have them, or a pair of shoes you don't mind getting wet! You can find our complete water monitoring guide attached below.

Attachment Size
MOW Field Handbook_2024_1.pdf3.16 MB 3.16 MB