When: Make observations anytime from Friday September 18th to Friday October 2nd
Where: Visit established sites or establish sites of your own where streams intersect roads or trails. Travel only where you can social distance safely and only where you feel comfortable.
Why: June is often when there is greater streamflow. Your observations will help create a "snap-shot" in time of flow conditions during this period. This unique dataset allows us to then compare the physical characteristics of streams to further our understanding of why some streams have flow while others remain dry.
How to get started:
1. Join the project. Download the Anecdata.org mobile app, create an account, search for Stream Tracker under Projects, and click to join -or- visit Anecdata.org directly to create an account and join Stream Tracker under Projects.
2. Decide where you want to track streams. You can look at existing sites at streamtracker.org/locations or explore sites in the Anecdata.org app under the map tab. Do not see sites where you want to go? No problem! You can create a new site at any stream channel (dry or wet) that intersects a road or trail.
3. Take a look at the Stream Tracker Quick Start Guide for a rundown on how to use the app and how to collect observations of streamflow presence/absence. You can also find guidance on how to stream track without using a mobile application, if that is your preference. Still looking for futher guidance? Check out the Stream Tracker website streamtracker.org or contact us at email@example.com .
4. Keep tracking! Visit as many sites as you can, whether out hiking, biking, or driving. Every observation you make will be entered into a drawing for prizes awarded at the conclusion of the Stream Track-a-thon! Stay safe and have fun!
******COVID-19 Information ******
Your safety comes first. Please be aware of the risks of potential COVID-19 transmission when you are out stream tracking. Disease transmission is possible even among individuals who do not exhibit any symptoms. Only stream track if and where you feel safe to do so. Please follow CDC guidelines to maintain at least 6 ft distance from others and wear face coverings when near others on trails.