BBECA is planning to resume water quality data collection for inclusion into the Lake Watch data set. Interested "Citizen Scientist" volunteers should contact Rick Richbourg (cell: 407-492-3000) with any additional questions and to get involved in the program.
Florida LAKEWATCH is a citizen volunteer lake monitoring program that facilitates "hands-on" citizen participation in the management of Florida lakes, rivers, and coastal sites through monthly monitoring activities. Coordinated through the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences/SFRC Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, the program has been in existence since 1986. (https://lakewatch.ifas.ufl.edu/)
Volunteers are trained to collect samples to measure nutrient levels. Requirements for volunteers: