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First day of sampling on the Catskill and Esopus creeks, and Saw Mill River

Esopus Creek

The Esopus Creek (Photo by Sean Monahan via Twitter)
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The Esopus Creek (Photo by Sean Monahan via Twitter)

Riverkeeper’s water quality monitoring¬†projects of the Saw Mill River, Catskill Creek and Esopus Creek kicked off the 2017 season Thursday, with community scientists gathering samples from 50 locations. Samples from the Esopus and Catskill creeks are processed in our Riverport Lab in Kingston at the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Samples from the Saw Mill River are processed at Sarah Lawrence College’s Center for the Urban River at Beczak in Yonkers.

Sebastian Pillitteri pauses while processing a sample using the IDDEX sealer. (Photo by Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper)

 

Glenn and Lynne Hoffstatter deliver samples from the Esopus Creek, the first community samples of the season to be processed in Kingston. (Photo by Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper)

David Jofat processes samples from the Saw Mill River at CURB in Yonkers. (Photo by Ryan Palmer / Sarah Lawrence College)

Look for results of these sampling events at riverkeeper.org, or learn about results to date in these reports:

Many partnerships make these projects possible, and financial support comes from numerous sources, including the Environmental Protection Fund (via the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Urban Waters program.

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