Coast Watchers is a community science program that collects information about Lake Huron’s wildlife, plastic pollution, algae, human activity, atmospheric conditions, and storm damages with the help of volunteers.
Data collected is shared through Lake Huron Coastal Centre’s (LHCC) annual Coast Watchers report which helps inform the public and local partners of the current health of Lake Huron.
Alyssa Bourassa, Coast Watchers program coordinator says, “Bruce Power has been a long-time funder of the Coast Watchers program and is a major reason why it has continued to be successful since 2005.”
They continued their support this year by donating $12,000 towards the new Coast Watchers mobile app. The LHCC says that the creation of the app has led to major advancements in the program by streamlining the data collection process which has allowed for more data to be collected and more volunteers to join the program. This week the LHCC is celebrating the 1,000th report collected in just two months of the app being active.
To become a Coast Watcher or to learn more about the program visit www.lakehuron/coastwatchers.
The LHCC would like to acknowledge that the Coast Watchers mobile app would not be possible without the additional support and generous funding from RBC Tech for Nature and the Rotary Club of Goderich. The LHCC is a non-governmental charity dedicated to supporting a healthy coastal ecosystem through education, restoration, and research.
To learn more, visit www.lakehuron.ca, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using @coastalcentre.