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How’s the Water in the Mohawk River?

April 10, 2017: 9:00AM to 11:30AM
Student Center Theater, SUNY Poly, 100 Seymour Road Utica, NY 13502-1311 map
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Join Riverkeeper, SUNY Cobleskill and our hosts at SUNY Polytechnic Institute to learn about Mohawk River water quality monitoring projects, and how you can get involved. Join us for one of two sessions, at 9 or 10 a.m.

SUNY Cobleskill and Riverkeeper have monitored Mohawk River Water Quality since mid-2015, with funding support in 2016 from the Environmental Protection Fund via the Mohawk River Basin Action Agenda and in 2017 from the Water Resources Institute at Cornell University.

A report on the results of monitoring for sewage and other fecal contamination in 2015 and 2016 is available at At the event, Riverkeeper and SUNY Cobleskill will present these results, which are relevant to safe swimming and other recreation, and recruit people to become community scientists who will sample water monthly in 2017 in the Rome-Utica region. Other volunteer roles may include driving samples to assist in their timely processing at SUNY Cobleskill’s lab.

Other scientists with relevant data will also be invited to present results.

Use Parking Lot C, accessible from Technology Drive or Seymour Road on SUNY Poly campus. For free parking (in any lot) you will need only provide your license plate number upon arrival at the event.

If you are interested in sampling but unable to attend the event, please contact Dan Shapley at [email protected] and put “Mohawk River community scientist” in the subject line. Samplers should be available in the mornings on each of these dates in 2017, when Mohawk River sampling is planned:

Monday, May 22

Saturday, June 17

Monday, July 17

Monday, August 21

Sunday, September 17

Sunday, October 22

The event at SUNY Poly is sponsored by the Biology Department.

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