Citizen Science

CITIZEN SCIENCE DATA COLLECTION

1) Water Quality Sampling

The Pacific Spirit Park Society (PSPS) is dedicated to monitoring and protecting the unique and valuable streams and wetlands in Pacific Spirit Regional Park.  Each month PSPS partners with organizations, such as the South Vancouver Settlement Agency, to analyze water quality samples.

If you are interested in getting involved in the Water Quality Sampling program, please email Krista at volunteer@pacificspiritparksociety.org.

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2) GPS Invasive Plant Mapping Team

In 2015, the Pacific Spirit Park Society (PSPS) launched their first citizen science data collection project in partnership with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks (MVRP).  Volunteers in this program use GPS units to map the spread of invasive plants.  This data is entered into a shared spreadsheet before being displayed and analyzed using GIS software.   PSPS and MVRP use the maps created from this data to prioritize sites for stewardship projects and invasive plant management.   The Invasive Plant Mapping Team meets on Saturdays from 9:00-12:00.  Volunteers usually participate once a month.  Training and materials are provided.  Feel free to preview the Mapping Training Manual for more information.

If you are interested in joining the GPS Invasive Plant Mapping Team email Krista at volunteer@pacificspiritparksociety.org.

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GPS Invasive Plant Mapping (left) and map of  English Holly distribution (right).

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