Citizen scientists collect conservation-based water quality data within the Kleine Kill and Coxing Kill watersheds. Volunteer citizen scientists will be trained in specific data collection and naturalist observation protocols and will conduct regular monitoring in these two watershed areas. Data will be input into a variety of research databases and will be used to help the Conservation Science Department develop a conservation plan for the Kleine Kill and Coxing Kill watersheds. Data collection will evaluate water quality, identify vulnerable or invasive species, determine the need for riparian buffers and changes to current agricultural practices, and inform future Mohonk Preserve projects.
Our volunteer orientations are designed to give you all the information you need about a particular volunteer activity. It is a great opportunity to meet with the coordinator, learn about the activity, and meet other volunteers. Please feel free to attend any or all orientations.