About Cathy Wiss

Cathy Wiss is the Coordinator of ANS' 26-year Water Quality Monitoring Program. She teaches classes, manages our database and equipment, and coordinates the nearly 200 volunteers who collect data in the field.

How Healthy is Your Stream?

Every spring, summer, fall, and, optionally, during winter, 180 ANS volunteers fan out across Montgomery County and Washington DC to monitor our local streams. They wade into the water to collect small organisms that live among the rocks on the bottom, hide in the spaces between fallen leaves and roots, … Continue reading