On July 9, Bruce and Deborah Walters, along with several other volunteers, installed a LOCSS gauge in Panther Lake, New York, our first in the state. The LOCSS team has been working with the the New York State Federation of Lake Associations (NYSFOLA) to identify lakes that would be a good fit for the project, and local volunteers who would be willing to work with us. After reading an article about our project in NYSFOLA's newsletter, Bruce and Deborah reached out to the LOCSS team eager to work with us to include Panther Lake in the project.
Bruce and Deborah participate in NYSFOLA's Citizen Statewide Lake Assessment Program, so are no strangers to volunteering as citizen scientists to help researchers better understand Panther Lake. We are very excited to work with them and thankful for their willingness to be involved in LOCSS.
Although Panther Lake is the first LOCSS study lake in New York, it will not be the last. We are continuing to work with NYSFOLA and citizen scientists to include additional lakes around the state in the coming months. So keep an eye on our website to see when these new lakes are added.
Many thanks to the New York State Federation of Lake Associations, and to Bruce and Deborah for helping us expand in the state, and we look forward to continuing to work with them!
We share stories about the lakes in our study, our partners and volunteer citizen scientists, as well as interesting results from our research.