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Tuesday
Feb072012

MyRWA Receives Excellence in Capturing Local Knowledge Award

EkOngKar Singh Khalsa Receives MAPC Data Day AwardAt the Metropolitan Area Planning Council's (MAPC's) Data Day on January 27th, MyRWA's Executive Director was awarded the Excellence in Capturing Local Knowledge award.

Below is the description of the award:

Excellence in Capturing Local Knowledge
EkOngKar Singh Khalsa, Mystic River Watershed Association
As the Executive Director of the Mystic River Watershed Association, EkOngKar (“Ek”) Khalsa oversees the organization’s mission to protect and restore the Mystic River, which includes a wide range of public outreach, scientific monitoring and research, and policy advocacy. Facing a lack of hard data about water quality in the river, Khalsa and his staff launched the Mystic Monitoring Network in 2000. Through this program, a team of trained volunteer citizen scientists collect data on a range of water quality indicators at locations throughout the Mystic River watershed. This data has enabled the group to produce baseline reports tracking water quality in the river across a 10-year period. Made available though printed reports and innovative online maps, this project combines scientific rigor with local knowledge and participation to protect public health and guide restoration of an important natural resource.

View the VIDEO of EK receiving the award here (at minute 13).

Thank you MAPC!

MAPC and Northeastern assisted in the development of a poster about MyRWA's Baseline Monitoring Program. See a video of MyRWA's Beth MacBlane describing the Program below.

 

 

 

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