Wild Cumberland is committed to facilitating good stewardship of our ecosystems — and are focused on those found within Cumberland Island National Seashore.
This volunteer Citizen Science program has been developed to support established UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant programs (Adopt-A-Stream and Adopt-A-Marshland). All supplies our monitoring group will use to collect data are provided to us on loan.
The water quality data we collect helps assess wetland health. Our data collection includes salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and settleable solids.
We hope to support additional research related to bacterial monitoring, microplastics, and more as our program expands.
Data is conducted on a monthly basis. All data is compiled by UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant and added to the state’s Environmental Protection Division’s (EPD) water quality database, maintained at the Atlanta Adopt-A-Stream office.
Wild Cumberland is provided with an annual report summarizing the data collected at our sites.
Complete this online form now. While a science background may be helpful to interpret data, it is not required to conduct monitoring.
Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant
https://adoptastream.georgia.gov/document/manual/adoptawetlandmanualpdf/download (also available in Spanish)
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We’re often contacted by visitors who have witnessed damage to the island’s ecosystem, or blatant disregard of policy protections. We encourage you to report these to the National Park Service and also complete this form.
Thank you for your respectful stewardship of Cumberland Island.