If most people swim in the summer but some people use the water all year-long, when is the right time to monitor quality? We believe it is year-round. Our program for clean water has the ultimate goal of permanent year-round clean water. Thank you to the dedicated volunteers that collect 9 water samples on Thursday and 6 water samples on Saturday, every week of the year. If you would like to get involved, let us know. The data analysis happen inside afterwards and that is equally important!
How fast is that water moving? Our coastal water quality program and seaweed nutrient analysis program measure bacteria and nutrients in the water at a given moment in time. To understand how much bacteria or phosphate or nitrate is actually entering our watershed and shorelines requires a better understanding of the flow and a key piece is knowing the velocity of the water. Tomorrow we will start a new partnership helping with a much larger project related to nitrates however it all comes together and integrates nicely with our own efforts. Do you remember Q=VA from physics or fluid dynamics? Do you have time to help volunteer using some cool instruments? Get in touch with us…
A big shout to Annie and Patricia who help out each month with putting up over 100 posters in Newport County sharing with the community our next set of marine debris removal event. There are 3 parts to our efforts: removal, education and solutions and each one of them relies on the community to get actively involved. This isn’t about picking up trash on the beach, it is about taking the first step of a long journey of improving ocean health and living healthy lives. The cool thing about these 2 places in December is there are quite a few people who have never been to either location!