The goal of this lending initiative is to provide equipment for environmental monitoring to any person who so requires it but cannot gain access to it anywhere else. We are offering our equipment for loan to help lower monitoring costs with the hope that this might enable more non-profit community organizations and individuals to conduct environmental monitoring.

If you require loans for specific dates, it is recommended that you contact us with as much advance notice as possible (a minimum of 2 weeks is recommended). This will greatly increase the likelihood that the equipment will be available for the dates requested.

The Equipment Bank is brought to you by the Community-Based Environmental Monitoring Network and our sponsors, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation and Saint Mary’s University Department of Geography.

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Wet-Pro Field Kit

The Professional Plus multi-probe provides the user with accurate measurements for a number of indicators of water quality ...

Cabin Kit

The Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network is a national biomonitoring program which incorporates the collection of benthic macroinvertebrates for biological assessments of streams.

pH10 Pen-Style pH

The pH10 is part of the EcoSense® family of products, a new line of economically sensible and compact handheld water sampling instruments and pen testers.

Field Work Notebook

This 6 ring binder, produced by the Canadian Forestry Equipment Company, has a heavy-duty plastic cover, which is useful in all types of field work, and can hold ½” of 4 ½” x 7” paper.


These thermometers are useful for field work as they are each contained in metal cases and can clip on to bags, chains and notebooks.


The two compasses available through our Network are the Brunton 8099 PRO and a basic compass.


The GPSMAP 60CSx has a high sensitivity GPS receiver which gives improved satellite reception.


Data Remains the Property of the Contributor
All data contributed to the data collection/storage infrastructure remains the property of the contributing organization. The user agrees that data cannot be modified or shared in any way without express permission from the appropriate authority of the contributing organization.

Access to Data Collection and Storage Infrastructure
CBEMN/WET-PRO agrees to allow access to this data collection and storage infrastructure while the service is available, provided that the user follows these requirements:

The user agrees to permit only persons who have completed the WET-PRO online training course to use the Kit if intending to upload data to the data management infrastructure. By entering data, the user acknowledges that they have taken the online training course and have followed recommended procedures on the proper calibration/use of the contents of the Kit.

Confidentiality of Access Credentials The user agrees that they will not share the password to the data management infrastructure with other parties (without permission from CBEMN/WET-PRO).