PFAS Community Science Monitoring and Education Program
With this grant, the Ecology Center and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) will partner with grassroots group Need Our Water (NOW) in Oscoda, MI to create a PFAS community science monitoring and education program. Under the program, residents will learn to sample and analyze foam on the surface of Lake Huron to determine whether it contains PFAS. Ultimately, the model program will be replicated in other communities and be expanded to include sampling and analysis of water, wildlife, etc. for PFAS contamination. The objective of the program is for PFAS-impacted community members to increase their control over decisions affecting their own health and support further advocacy.