Here are our weekly watershed results from Saturday, September 8th! Due to a lack of rainfall, four out of eight of the locations we test at were dried out. Aquidneck Shopping Plaza, Green End Avenue, and South Paradise Avenue all experienced relatively high levels of phosphate this week. Excessive levels of phosphate can have harmful impacts on plant and animal life leaving less room for oxygen in the water.
Thank you to the 15 committed volunteers who collected 12 water samples and execute the entire water quality monitoring program each week, alongside our 1 staff person and 1 intern. The Department of Health will resume water quality monitoring on Memorial Day in 2019, but we will continue to monitor to protect public health and inform the scientific community, every week, all year long. “What gets measured, gets managed” and we have lots of impactful projects happening to achieve our long-term goal of permanent year-round clean water.
Join us at 6 p.m. at the Newport Public Library for a complete update on all current events and projects. We welcome everyone, all questions, and ideas.
Celebrate the start to September and join us on Saturday, September 1st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the Opening Reception of Ebb & Flow with Photographer Jonathan Clancy at Glass Station Gallery located at 446 Main Street in Wakefield, Rhode Island with a photo raffle to benefit Clean Ocean Access.
We hope to see you there!
Register today for the 2018 NCBR President’s Charity Golf Tournament benefiting Clean Ocean Access! Don’t miss out on a fun opportunity to play a round of golf while supporting a great cause!