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We need a few additional volunteers for our Riverwatch Program! Our Riverwatch volunteers are the eyes and ears on the water in the Niagara River Watershed, helping to collect water quality data.

Volunteers are needed to sample the following locations:
  • Tonawanda Creek and Cayuga Creek Headwaters (Batavia).This team samplesevery third Saturday of the month, May – October, during the day.
  • Gill Creek and other Niagara County waterways.This team samplesevery third Friday of the month, May – October, during the day.
Baseline Water Chemistry Volunteers utilize high-tech water quality equipment to collect data throughout the Niagara River Watershed on a monthly basis. Volunteers are assigned to teams and specific sampling sites to collect data. Sampling occurs on specific dates and times, from May through October, with sampling taking approximately 4 hours.
Volunteers must provide their own transportation (or carpool with other volunteers) to sampling sites and be comfortable with field work. Reliability and communication are extremely important. Must attend one in-person training in April. If you’re interested in volunteering for this unique and exciting opportunity, please reach out to Robert Coady (, 716-852-7483 ext. 19) for more information!