GIS and Citizen Science: Volunteers Needed in Maryland


Patuxent Riverkeeper, with the assistance of its volunteers, strives to provide stewarardship over the Patuxent River watershed. Volunteers can participate in the following programs.

  • Citizen Water Quality Monitoring – In association with the University of Maryland’s Chesapeake Biological Lab and the Morgan State Estuarine Research Center, volunteers are trained and supplied with water quality testing supplies and access to the online data collection system.
  • Patuxent Roughnecks – Hardy outdoors persons are recruited for mapping, hiking, surveying, planning and clearing sections of the Patuxent river. Their goal is to keep water trails open to paddlers. Efforts are coordinated with local landowners. GIS mapping has been improved dramatically by the Riverkeeper efforts.

For more info and online volunteer application: