Stationed on every branch of the river, our Water Monitors spend 8-weeks testing temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, bacteria, nitrates phosphates and turbidity – all important measures of the river’s health.
Every participating student gets a monitoring kit, along with instructional videos and written directions that cover all the details and requirements.
Our Water Monitors make a real difference on the river. Their work helps us track the river's progress and alerts us to any new problems. The results are compiled into a monthly report, so you can see how your testing area compares to others.
Ready to become a River Water Monitor? You can! Learn more or register for the next available monitoring session.
Fecal coliform bacteria comes from both wild animals and domestic pets and washes into the river with stormwater and flooding. That’s why it’s so important for pet owners to scoop the poop!
A healthy level of breathable water for the river’s marine life is 4 parts per million or above.