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An Opportunity To Do Citizen Science

24 Jan , 2020  

If volunteer work was on your list of New Year’s Resolutions, or even if it wasn’t, consider helping the Richland Soil and Water Conservation Districts (Richland SWCD) by joining the Precipitation Monitor Team!

The next training and orientation session for Richland SWCD Volunteer Precipitation Monitors will be held on Tuesday, February 4 at 2:00 PM at the Richland SWCD office (1495 W. Longview Avenue, Suite 205B, Mansfield).

If you enjoy keeping track of when it rains or snows, you’ll enjoy this volunteer opportunity. As a Precipitation Monitor you will measure and record rain and snowfall at your home or business. Data is used to gauge long-term trends in watershed health and land use practices. The Richland SWCD trainers will teach volunteers how to gather data and provide the equipment; volunteers only need access to the internet. The data volunteers collect is shared with the public on the Richland SWCD Water Data Map at This is a great citizen-science opportunity that doesn’t require a lot of time and provides valuable data.

For more information or to register for the training by February 3, please call 419.747.8685 or e-mail [email protected]

Richland SWCD develops, implements and assists landowners, government agencies and our partners with a wide range of natural resource conservation services.

Services and assistance of Richland SWCD are available without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability or veteran status.

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