The Muskoka Watershed Council and Friends of the Muskoka Watershed have long been proponents of volunteers and Citizen Science in helping to accomplish important environmental research, remediation, education and outreach in Muskoka.
Here is a great example of what can be done when people come together under a common purpose to tackle challenges that may otherwise be ignored or be deemed of low priority
The Citizen Scientists Who Volunteered to Investigate Flint Water
As the article highlights, it is
…a demonstration of the power of volunteer effort, the effect of crowdsourced action combined with nonprofit organizations coordinating locally, and the ability for science to triumph …