Community Based Environmental Monitoring Network
What does the Environmental Monitoring Network do?
First and foremost, we offer assistance in the following areas:
- We assist individuals, community groups and other organizations in the initiation of environmental monitoring;
- We conduct suspended sediment analysis, water quality testing, stream health assessments, forest research, etc.;
- We lend out equipment through the Environmental Stewardship Equipment Bank;
- We provide a place for groups to assist others and area network for the environmental stewardship community in Atlantic Canada;
- We offer information about environmental monitoring protocols, and;
- We offer long-term support for individuals, community groups and other organizations in their attempts to document a perceived environmental problem or threat.
News and Events
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For general inquiries, or to arrange loans through the Equipment Bank, please contact Jo Fitzgibbons, the University-Community Liaison, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 902-491-6243. For more information about our loans visit the Equipment Bank page.
If you need equipment from the Equipment Bank for specific dates, it is recommended that you email your request with as much advance as possible. Equipment pickup and dropoff is by appointment only, and a minimum of two weeks is recommended for pickup. This will greatly increase the likliehood that the equipment will be available for the dates requested.For more information about our loans click on the Equipment Bank page.
Vernal Pool Mapping and Monitoring Project: Nova Scotia Environment launched a Vernal Pool Mapping and Monitoring Project with a goal to develop a database of vernal pools around the province to improve the conservation and understanding status of these fragile and important habitats.
Explore Canada's ocean watersheds. The Canadian Geographic Interactive Watershed Map has been created and any interested watershed groups who would like to be included on their list of Involved Organizations can visit their website.
Environmental Stewardship Groups in Nova Scotia
A map of Environmental Stewardship groups in Nova Scotia has been developed. Click here to view and learn more about environmental stewardship in Nova Scotia.
Media Release: Saint Mary's University researcher to help communities protect watersheds
The following is an excerpt: "Together, Saint Mary's University and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design will develop a water quality monitoring tool-kit that will be field-tested by members of environmental community groups and accepted by relevant federal and provincial government agencies." This research will also focus on the development of a water monitoring certification program. To read more exciting media releases regarding this project, please see the following articles.