by Neil Panton
Did you know you could read reports and studies done in the San Gregorio watershed online?
The San Gregorio Environmental Resource Center, with help from its partners, have collected and scanned documents going back as early as 1942 and made them available as .pdf files online. The website address of the San Gregorio Watershed Information System is sgreg.stillwatersci.com. The site is hosted by Stillwater Sciences, still an active partner in collecting data in the watershed and adding it to the database.
You will find everything from handwritten reports in small tributaries by Fish & Game to large studies done by the San Francisco Estuary Institute and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. Topics range from fish surveys to road inventories to rainfall and flow data. Scientists, students and interested members of the public can make use of the information in this database for their own projects or studies. Some of it just makes for darn interesting reading!
If you know of scientific studies performed in the watershed, or have data to contribute to this valuable database, please contact the SGERC office at (650) 726-2499, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Also published in The La Honda Voice, June 2010.)
Protecting the San Gregorio Watershed.