Sewage pollution is one of the top causes of poor water quality in New York State. Learn how to find and eliminate sources of pollution in your watershed.
Riverkeeper and our partners have been testing the Hudson River and its tributaries for Enterococcus, an indicator of sewage contamination, since 2006. In 2017 we will be working with the Bronx River Alliance and Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak to test the Bronx River, Pocantico River, Saw Mill River, and Sparkill Creek.
This event is an opportunity to learn how to safely and effectively collect samples. Interested people from other watersheds are welcome, and the training applies anywhere. The morning will feature a presentation about the science behind Entero by Dr. Andy Juhl of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University; what you can do with the monitoring data; successes and challenges from the region; and an introduction to source tracking. Breakfast will be served.
The Lower Hudson Urban Waters Collaborative is a partnership to join together the Saw Mill, Bronx River, Pocantico River, and Sparkill Creek communities through collaborative training, sampling, and outreach events. The collaborative is funded by an EPA Urban Small Waters Grant to the Bronx River Alliance, the Hudson River Watershed Alliance, Riverkeeper and the Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak.