The Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve supports the involvement of citizen scientists in our research. The City of Rockport’s committee for Water Quality Issues is spearheading an exciting new water quality monitoring project in Little Bay, Rockport, Texas. This project is designed to monitor spatial and temporal variations in salinity and turbidity, which are two of the factors known to impact seagrass growth and reproduction. Seagrasses play an integral role in the productivity and health of the bay, and we want to take the steps to protect them. We do not require previous monitoring experience, volunteers will be provided with training so they can collect consistent water quality data using various types of sampling equipment around Little Bay. Our goal is to start the monitoring in March, 2016! Join us in the effort to keep our bays and estuaries healthy, sign up as a volunteer today!