Volunteers Needed for RI Water Study

URI Watershed Watch Photo
URI Watershed Watch Photo

The University of Rhode Island’s Watershed Watch program, now in its 29th year, is one of the longest running citizen science projects in Rhode Island.

According to an article on EcoRI.org, it has been working with volunteers to collect data on water quality in the state’s lakes, ponds, streams and bays since 1988. The data the volunteers collect is used by watershed conservation organizations, policymakers, regulators, and state and local officials to make decisions that improve and protect the health of local waters.

The program is now seeking new volunteers to help monitor water quality in local waterways from May through October 2016.

Read about Rhode Island’s Watershed Watch program.