Volunteer Monitoring Across the Pond

Water quality monitoring by volunteers in the UK!

The Chesapeake Bay Program’s (CBP) monitoring work and programs have been highlighted in a recent article by The Guardian. The United Kingdom’s Environment Agency (EA) is spending £7 million across England and Wales to set up a volunteer monitoring program modelled after work being done by the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative and the CBP. The monitoring program will build out a network of volunteers to help supplement the water quality testing done by EA.

The Chesapeake Bay Program and its partner organizations continue to lead the way on water quality monitoring through participatory science.