Because we care about water quality in our community Terra Nova owner Ken Foster volunteered with the
SNAPSHOT DAY EVENT on Saturday, May 2, 2009.
We know that landscaping can adversely affect water quality.
At Terra Nova we employ Best Management Practices that eliminates run-off of both storm water and
irrigation. The Snap Shot Day described below is a great annual volunteer effort to gather critical water
quality data and educate our community about how to best manage our watershed.
Join us for the annual Snap Shot Day !
Spanning more than 300 miles of coast from Pacifica in the north to Morro Bay in the south, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary receives flows from over 100 freshwater streams and rivers.
This community event provides a one-day “Snapshot” of the health of the rivers and streams that flow into the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. We accomplish this goal in partnership with the Sanctuary and hundreds of community volunteers who systematically sample the stream water on Event Day.
Volunteers are trained to monitor temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, and conductivity in the field and collect water samples for laboratory analysis of nutrients and bacteria levels.
The volunteers collecting this valuable information play a key role in our community as stewards of our watersheds. The information they provide is used by resource agencies, local governments and community groups to protect and improve the health of our local streams.
Learn more about the Coastal Watershed Council here.