Skip to main content

Water Reporter is an app created for citizen scientists to share their valuable findings with local experts.

Share your Citizen Science through the Water Reporter App

1. Download the Water Reporter App to your smart phone or tablet. The app is free!

* Apple – https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-water-reporter/id668005311
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.viableindustries.waterreporter&hl=en_US
* Computer Version – https://www.waterreporter.org

 

 

2. Sign-up for an account. Join our organization during the on-boarding process. Search for Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper. You should see our name and logo.

3. When you’re outside, especially near a waterway, take a picture and create a post in Water Reporter. What should you take photos of? Here are a few suggestions. You can also use the #hashtags listed.

* Did you see some wildlife creatures? #wildlife
* There is plastic trash and debris near the waterway. #plasticpollution
* The water color is different than usual. #waterquality
* A non-native plant species or animal is in or near a waterway. #invasivespecies
* The shoreline of the waterway is hardened with rocks, steel or other manmade material. #HardenedShoreline
* The shoreline of the waterway has a gentle slope and lots of plantlife. #LivingShoreline
* How does the community use this waterway? Do people swim, paddle, boat, fish or enjoy the view? #Recreation
* There is a Combined Sewer Overflow or a sign that indicates an outfall pipe. #wnyCSO
* The bank of the waterway is falling away into the water. #Erosion
* There is an expansive growth of green algae or a possible Harmful Algal Bloom #AlgaeBloom

4. Tag @bnwaterkeeper in your post and select the location your photo was taken.

More Blog Posts

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper’s Water Wins in 2022

| BLOG, NEWS | No Comments
Like all things Buffalo, 2022 saw a resurgence for water wins in WNY! Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper wrote and submitted 53 grants in 2022, and to date has secured a whopping…

Albany Advocacy Update: December 2022

| BLOG, CLIMATE, DRINKING SOURCE | No Comments
Following the election of NYS’s first elected female Governor, things has been moving at a quick pace in the Capitol as advocates prep their agendas for 2023 and eye the…

Public Comments Requested on NYS Department of Health PFAS Standards for Drinking Water

| DRINKING SOURCE | No Comments
SUBMIT YOUR COMMENT ON NYSDOH DRAFT PFAS DRINKING WATER STANDARDS   You have through December 4th to submit a comment.  HOW TO MAKE A COMMENT:   Comments must be made in writing…