Citizen Scientists


Volunteer “Citizen Scientists” are a critical component of the water quality monitoring program. of Cape Cod Bay. At least 12 sites, from Provincetown to Plymouth, are sampled each week (June – October) during mid-ebb tide by volunteers. These sites are located further inshore in areas not accessible by boat. Data on water quality parameters (temperature, salinity, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, pH, and nutrients) are collected.

Interested in becoming a citizen scientist? Please contact

Current Citizen Scientists

Name: Jim Abbot
Monitoring Station: Barnstable Harbor (2006-2010, 2015)

Name: Diana Stinson
Monitoring Station: Boardwalk (2006-2015)
Scorton Creek (2006-2015)
Scorton Creek Jones Lane (2010-2015)

Name: Phil and Betty Suraci
Monitoring Station: Boat Meadow (2006-2015)

Name: Elizabeth Skelton and V. Zdanowicz
Monitoring Station: Cole Road (2011-2015)

Name: Jan LaPierre
Monitoring Station: Duck Creek (2011-2015)

Name: C.Collins
Monitoring Station: Ellisville (2006-2008, 2010-2015)

Name: Bill Poirier
Monitoring Station: Herring River (2006-2015)

Name: Pine Dubois
Monitoring Station: Jones River (2006-2015)

Name: Joann Figueras
Monitoring Station: Little Namskaket (2006-2015)

Name: John Parker
Monitoring Station: Mill Creek (2015)
Millway Beach (2013-2015)

Name: Val Magor
Monitoring Station: Namskaket (2006-2015)

Name: Arthur Neill, Stefanie Paventy
Monitoring Stations: Old Harbor Dewey Ave (2010-2013, 2015)
Old Harbor Police Department (2015)
Scorton Creek 6A (2010-2013, 2015)
Scorton Creek Jones Lane (2010-2015)

Name: Scott and Heather Grenon
Monitoring Station: Paines Creek (2006-2012, 2014-2015)

Name: Bonnie Fraley
Monitoring Station: Pilgrim Lake (2006-2015)

Name: Sheila Sheridan
Monitoring Station: Plymouth Harbor (2006-2015)

Name: Denise Traver
Monitoring Station: Quivet Marsh (2011-2015)

Name: Suzanne Flemming
Monitoring Station: Sesuit (2013-2015)

Name: Judy Bullard
Monitoring Station: Upper Namskaket (2007-2015)

If you are interested in participating in the Cape Cod Bay Monitoring Program, please contact:

Jennifer Burkhardt
Volunteer Coordinator, Cape Cod Bay Monitoring Program
Center for Coastal Studies
5 Holway Avenue
Provincetown, MA 02657