New program tasks citizen scientists with monitoring Lake Erie shoreline activity to increase resiliency

New program tasks citizen scientists with monitoring Lake Erie shoreline activity to increase resiliency
HALDIMAND—From damaging algae blooms to more costly storm activity, the shoreline of Lake Erie has seen dramatic change in recent years. A new volunteer-driven monitoring program aims to collect concrete data to help determine how to improve shoreline resiliency. — Submitted photos.

By Mike Renzella

The Haldimand Press

HALDIMAND—A new program, called VAST (or Visual Assessment Survey Tool), is aiming to put a team of citizen scientist volunteers to work monitoring the changing shorelines of Lake Erie in an effort to collect data on how to best increase shoreline resiliency.

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