The CreekWatch Program
CreekWatch is a citizen-science program by the non-profit RiverWatch Institute of Alberta. An innovative and exciting undertaking, CreekWatch connects communities with the science and stewardship relevant to their local natural areas. Adult volunteers work as part of a team to research and answer the question “How healthy are our creeks?”
Since 2014, the CreekWatch Program has worked with corporate and community volunteers to collect water quality data and to improve habitat. These great activities contribute in meaningful ways to the understanding and management of urban natural areas.
Volunteers and RiverWatch staff collect weekly data at walk-in sites along creeks entering the rivers flowing through Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer. Data comparisons help highlight urban impact upon our creeks throughout the open water season March-October.