How it works
- Go to the map
- Explore existing data
- Register to add your own observations and report issues
- Join a group or start your own
- Set up a testing protocol for yourself
- If you need equipment, get some, or check out our test kit store
- Want to know where to get started? Check out our starter challenges!
How to use Water Rangers
Take a journey with us as we walk through our core features! Go to the map now to get started.
Issues are a great way to track problems over time. Report things like pollution, algae blooms, water quality issues, shoreline alterations, wildlife problems (like excessive fish deaths), or other.
We create a timeline for your issue. You can report it to a group that accepts issues and they can help you solve it. You can also keep track of who you reported it to and when.
We encourage you to change your issue’s status, and eventually resolve or close it. Resolving means that you fixed it, whereas closing it means that it disappeared on its own. For example, if it was garbage and you cleaned it up, it would be marked as resolved, whereas if an algae bloom disappeared, it would be marked as closed.
Can I see some cool examples?
- Mobile Baykeeper investigated an oil sheen on the water
- St. John’s Riverkeeper is investigating submerged boats
- Lac McGlashan reported sediment after a rainfall
Feel free to add in old issues that have been resolved should it make sense for your project. Always willing to talk to you about anything, so contact us should you want to chat!
Thank you, MobileBaykeer!
Thank you to Mobile Baykeeper in Alabama for providing funding for us for this important new feature. They have been a big supporter both with encouragement but also their ideas and their funding! Thank you, from the bottoms of our hearts, for the generosity and enthusiasm you’ve given to us. And it doesn’t end there… we have more great stuff lined up with them over the next month, so watch this space!