Grasse River Heritage and Nature Up North seek volunteers to monitor water quality at Heritage Park! This hands-on volunteer sampling session will last three hours and focus on simple water-monitoring techniques. Please meet at the Heritage Park entrance in Canton at 9:00 am and wear or bring closed-toed shoes that can get wet (boots or old sneakers). Registration is required, please contact Grasse River Heritage or Nature Up North (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register. Volunteers below the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Fall’s Island at Heritage Park is one of four sites included in MOW the Grasse (Monitoring Our Water on the Grasse River), launched by Nature Up North in spring 2018. The project aims build a community-based water quality monitoring program for the 73-mile long Grasse River (additional rivers may be added as the project grows). Once collected, data will be curated and shared by Nature Up North. Data is also submitted to the NYS DEC WAVE (Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators) program. Visit www.natureupnorth.org/watermonitoring for more info.