Bobby Whitescarver and Jeanne Hoffman are using FieldDoc and WaterReporter to document the effectiveness of BMPs on their Meadowview Farm to reduce nutrient, sediment, and bacteria loads into Middle River. Water Watch is built around two cloud-based applications developed by The Commons (formerly Chesapeake Commons): Water Reporter, a social network that shares images, observations, and monitoring data to fuel social media campaigns for improving water quality; and Field Doc, which measures stream restoration impacts of management practices at the project and parcel level.
Water Reporter provided by Friends of the Middle River
Data visualization utilizing WaterReporter: E. coli data and anecdotal reports from Meadowview. Station MR3A nd MR3B mark the entrance (3A) and exit (3B) of Middle River through Meadowview. Easy to see the E. coli reductions influenced by the half mile journey through the forest buffer developed over the last fifteen years.
Click on the monitoring site pins and then readings chart to bore down to detailed scatter charts and trend lines.
This fresh look available through the lens of FieldDoc helps the entire conservation movement move towards a higher level of confidence that the efforts underway are efficiently and effectively improving our natural world.
Click on the site pins to bore down to detail maps, practices, and data.