Do you like playing in the creek? Enjoy spending time in beautiful places? Do you like science and making a difference in the community? You might want to join our stream monitoring team!
SGERC’s volunteers spend a few hours each month performing simple water quality tests in La Honda, Alpine and San Gregorio creeks. They record the results and make observations that create a record of stream conditions at various locations in the San Gregorio watershed. You could be monitoring the beautiful Heritage Grove site on Alpine Creek, or El Corte de Madera Creek feeding into San Gregorio Creek. You might prefer to join a team at a site nearest to you.
This is a great activity for all, young and old, for parents wishing to involve their family in environmental awareness and community service. Most of us love the excuse to get into the creek once in a while and enjoy the solitude and beauty of this area. Why not do something to benefit the environment and the community at the same time?
Training is provided by our organization and basic water quality tests are easy to learn. You’ll be working right away with our dedicated volunteers, many of whom have monitored with us for ten years or more!
For those who would rather stay indoors, you could help with tasks that keep the organization running smoothly, like equipment maintenance, data management, publicity, education, or fundraising. Maybe you’d prefer to participate in cleanup events like Coastal Cleanup Day at San Gregorio State Beach or Adopt-A-Highway on Hwy 84.
In any case, join the fun. Call or email for more information about SGERC’s programs, or visit our booth at the La Honda Fair, June 16th and 17th.
San Gregorio Environmental Resource Center
Neil Panton – Director
(Also published in The La Honda Voice, April 2012.)
Protecting the San Gregorio Watershed.