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How’s the Water in the Rondout Creek?

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July 17, 2014: 7:00PM to 8:00PM
Rosendale Recreation Center, 1055 New York 32, Rosendale map

At the invitation of the Rosendale Commission for Conservation of the Environment, Riverkeeper will present information about citizen science monitoring of water quality in the Rondout Creek.

Riverkeeper is working with citizen scientists in several tributaries as an extension of our ongoing Hudson River water quality monitoring project. Monthly samples from May through October are tested for the fecal-indicating bacteria, Enterococcus, recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency for assessing recreational water quality. The project on the Rondout began in 2012, and all data is available at

The Rondout-Wallkill watershed is the largest tributary to the tidal Hudson River. The portion of the Rondout watershed from its headwaters in the Catskill Mountains to the Rondout Reservoir is part of New York City’s drinking water supply. Riverkeeper’s citizen sampling partners test for Enterococcus at 17 locations downstream of the reservoir. In the Rosendale area, testing sites includes several popular swimming holes.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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