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Citizen Science in the Hudson Valley

February 14, 2015: 10:00AM to 1:00PM
Willows at Brandow Point, 480 NYS Route 385, Athens, NY map

Riverkeeper patrol boat receives citizen scientist samples from Rondout Creek in 2013

Join Riverkeeper and other organizations that provide opportunities for residents to engage in citizen science, at an event hosted by the Greene County Cornell Cooperative Extension and Greene Land Trust.

Citizen scientists working with Riverkeeper gather the largest set of publicly available water quality data on where and when water in the Hudson River and several tributaries is safe for swimming, according to Environmental Protection Agency guidelines. In 2014, 149 locations were sampled at least monthly by citizen scientists at waterfront access points in New York City, and in the following tributaries: Catskill, Esopus, Rondout, Quassaick and Sparkill creeks; and the Wallkill and Pocantico rivers.

Bruce Hamm, a citizen scientist working with Riverkeeper to sample the Catskill Creek, will represent Riverkeeper at the event.

For more information about the event, call the Greene Land Trust 518-731-5544. If you are interested in citizen science opportunities with Riverkeeper but cannot attend, please contact Jen Epstein at [email protected].

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