August 16th, 2017 - 8:16pm
GLIER Research Project Engages Community
Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) is working with scientist at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research on a “Citizen Scientist” initiative to help improve measurement techniques of pathogens in the water for the region. Brian Masse’s office will be one of several locations across Windsor-Essex where Citizen Scientists can pick up a water sample collection kit and drop it off.
Masse is excited to participate in this important project: “I am proud to have the opportunity to support Great Lakes research in our region and am particularly excited about the public engagement aspect of this project. I think people in our community understand that our quality of life is positively impacted by the Great Lakes, this project gives people a direct opportunity to become further invested in preserving, protecting and enjoying the water that surrounds us.” Masse said.
Citizen Scientists will have the opportunity to pick up sampling kits from 7 different locations across Windsor-Essex including the following:
- Office of Brian Masse M.P. (1398 Ouellette Ave., Windsor)
- Belle River’s Lakeview Park West Beach (River St., Lakeshore)
- Colchester Beach (100 Jackson St., Colchester)
- Essex Region Conservation Authority office (360 Fairview Ave.W, Suite 311 Essex)
- Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (2990 Riverside Dr. W, Windsor)
- Leamington Kinsmen Recreation Complex (249 Sherk St., Leamington)
- Bottle Collection: Thursday and Friday, August 17 and 18 from 4 to 6 pm.
- Point Pelee National Park (1118 Point Pelee Dr., Leamington)
- Bottle Collection: Wednesday-Friday, August 16 to 18 from 8 am to 9 pm
Click on the link below to view GLIER’s brochure on the 2017 Water Blitz!!