Get Involved with Water Quality!
Get YOUTH, COLLEGE STUDENTS or the WHOLE FAMILY involved with ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
Are you interested in finding and eliminating sources of sewage pollution in your local stream? Since 2010, Riverkeeper has worked with community scientists to test Hudson River tributaries for the fecal-indicator bacteria Enterococcus, an indicator of possible sewage contamination. In 2017 we'll be partnering with many organizations and watershed groups to gather data from the Adirondacks to New York Harbor. We are looking for people to collect samples and use the sampling results to advocate locally for solutions. Sampling takes place once or twice per month, rain or shine, at predetermined places and times. You must be able to carry a small cooler full of ice down a riverbank, and attend a training session to learn about proper collection of samples. If interested, contact Jennifer Epstein at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the opportunities in your watershed. No fee involved. Participants must supply ice and disposable gloves. For more information, go to https://www.riverkeeper.org/water-quality/citizen-data/ . Sampling will take place in all of the pink-shaded watersheds mapped on our website at the link above. Contact us for more information.
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See your community websites for further events, cleanups, etc.
Last updated April 8, 2020