Conductivity Data loggers
We now have 2 real-time conductivity loggers active, one in Stoney Creek and one in the Brunette River at the Cariboo Dam. In addition, with a grant from the
we have purchased 6 more Solinst Levellogger 5 EC to add to the 3 purchased by the Pacific Science Enterprise Centre making 9 to be deployed in other creeks in the Lower Mainland.
Volunteers with the Road Salt and Salmon Project installed one of those conductivity loggers in Guichon Creek on the BCIT campus in early February, just in time to catch the response to a cold snap on February 12.
See how Guichon Creek compares to Tributary 3A of Stoney Creek:
Water Ranger monitoring
Dillon Consulting donated to buy 5 Water Ranger kits. These have been distributed to the Biology Club at Burnaby Mountain Secondary School, a teacher at Montecito Elementary School, and home-school teachers in Burnaby and North Vancouver.
We are continuing our collaboration with the scientists at the UBC Department of Zoology. The project has expanded to include the laboratory study of of the effects of salt on the benthic macro-invertebrates with colleagues from Simon Fraser University Department of Environmental Toxicology. We are seeking collaboration with other streamkeepers to include some of their volunteer hours as an in-kind contribution. We currently have at least 13 Streamkeeping groups who have indicated their support.