We track the health of our bay and watershed through a robust, citizen-supported monitoring program. We collect data about water quality at more than a dozen sites with the help of highly trained and dedicated volunteers. We also monitoring issues of critical importance, such as eelgrass acreage and presence of important marine species in the bay.
The data we collect helps us understand:
- How the bay is changing
- Whether restoration projects are generating success
- What future projects are needed
- How to best educate the public about the state of our bay
Monitoring data also helps inform other research efforts to deepen our understanding and inform restoration in the bay and watershed.