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First day of 2017 sampling on the East River

Mouth of Steinway Creek - north end

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Riverkeeper launched our East River sampling program today, building on a pilot project in 2016 in collaboration with CUNY Queens College. We’re measuring Enterococcus, a fecal indicator bacteria, as well as dissolved oxygen and other physical and chemical data.

Angel Montero takes a measurement of dissolved oxygen on May 10, 2017. (Photo by John Lipscomb / Riverkeeper)

Angel Montero of CUNY Queens College assists Riverkeeper Boat Captain John Lipscomb in collecting the data.

Data will soon be available at



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