Clean Water / Volunteers / Western Sound

Volunteer to test water quality

Volunteers are needed!

VolunteerBecome a citizen scientist and be empowered to get into your local water and see for yourself if water is safe for swimming or fish.

Interested volunteers should contact pollution@savethesound.org for more information.

If you live near Port Chester, Rye, Mamaroneck, Larchmont, New Rochelle, Pelham, Mount Vernon, Harrison, Scarsdale, and Greenwich we need your help. Additionally we are expanding as far as Flushing Bay, Manhassat Bay, Little Neck Bay and Port Washington, on the north shore of Long Island. After completing training, volunteers will travel throughout their communities, once a week on average, with Save the Sound’s water monitoring coordinator and collect data throughout the season, in order to build up a complete picture of water quality in the communities surrounding the western Sound.

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Volunteer Citizen Scientist Ashley Ryan preparing to collect a sample.

 

This work is very important! We have found that fecal contamination is highest in the streams, creeks, and rivers that run through communities and flow to the shoreline.

An equipment loan from EPA Region 2 Citizen Science Water Monitoring EPA Region 2 Citizen Science Water Monitoring allows Save the Sound continue testing in our Mamaroneck lab for the bacteria Enterococcus and Total Coliforms/E-coli, as well as water quality parameters dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, and temperature. Along with the equipment loan, EPA reviews our methods and quality control standards—helping to ensure that Save the Sound data is taken seriously by stakeholders and scientists alike.

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