Keep up with us as we journey to empower our neighbors and foster environmental health. 

Soil sampling and Toolkit


Citizen Scientists in Tonawanda started testing their soil in 2012 because they were concerned about possible contamination due to the many nearby factories. They tested high exposure areas such as gardens and play areas and discovered elevated levels of certain toxins in some areas. Today, we continue to share our knowledge with folks interested in testing their own yard for environmental toxins.  We've put together a open source citizen science soil sampling toolkit for communities in WNY to borrow, build or buy! Please contact us for more details. 



Students as Citizen Scientists 

Our youth education program gives K-12 students hands-on experience gathering samples in the field. Student participants help to empower Western New York communities in protecting their environment.