MONITORING AND
COMMUNITY SCIENCE

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BIRD MONITORING

​Check the event calendar for the next quarterly bird monitoring date.
No experience is necessary. All skill levels welcome.

Since 2003, bird monitoring has been conducted on a quarterly basis. Participants start in the morning and hike for three to five hours near the creek, identifying and admiring the wealth of birds. Birds are observed and documented during a 10-minute "point count" at each location. Data gathered by FOSC bird monitors will be used to evaluate the impact of the Friends' restoration activities.
 
For more information,
​Mark Rauzon: (510) 501-3672 mjrauz@aol.com

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AQUATIC INSECT MONITORING

Frequent volunteer opportunities. No experience necessary.

Insects found within a stream are indicators of the overall health of the aquatic habitat. Members of the aquatic insect monitoring team have been observing and learning about stream fauna within the watershed since early 1998. Thus, our data spans a period of 2.5 years prior to the 2001 channel restoration in Dimond Canyon.
 
Learn More:

       contributed by: Kathleen Harris

 
For more information contact:
Kathleen Harris: (415) 377-5576 kathalini123@gmail.com

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WATER QUALITY TESTING

​Contact us if you are interested in volunteering with the water quality monitoring team, please email fosceducation@gmail.com

No experience necessary.

Our water quality monitoring team collects samples from seven locations for every month.

2012-2020, Samples are analyzed at the US Environmental Protection Agencies lab in Richmond for total Coliform and E. Coli, and some parameters by community scientists.
2020-present, Samples are measure some parameters by community scientists. 

Samples are analyzed at the US Environmental Protection Agency's lab in Richmond.

Learn More:

Water Quality Analysis Between 1994-2014:

Find our 2013-2020 raw data here

 
Our current data from California Environmental Data Exchange Network (coming soon!)

For data access or more information contact:

Anna Marie Schmidt: (510) 501-3672 coordinator@sausalcreek.org