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upcoming events

Jan 31
Mystic Winter Bird Outing, 10AM

Feb 3
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM
Tufts University, Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room
*Guest speaker: MyRWA's Patrick Herron will present about water chestnut removal in 2015

Feb 23
Mystic River Watershed Initiative Science Forum, 8:30AM
EPA Region 1 offices, 5 Post Office Square, Boston

March 5
Returning Life to the Aberjona event, 7:00PM
more details coming soon!

May 17
Mystic River Herring Run & Paddle
32 Shore Dr., Somerville

WATER QUALITY MONITORING

Since 2000, the Mystic River Watershed Association has maintained a comprehensive water quality monitoring program that serves as the fundamental component of our work. This program, the Mystic Monitoring Network, is staffed by over 48 trained volunteers from area towns and cities and provides critically important data with regard to the sources, type and volume of existing impairments to the river’s natural environment and water quality. Explore data here!

Baseline Monitoring Program

See the interactive table below for detailed information on trends in water quality in the Baseline Monitoring Program throughout fifteen sites in the watershed.

Hot-Spot Monitoring Program

Intensive sub-watershed studies are performed through this program.

Cyanobacteria Monitoring Program

Cyanobacteria, a potentially harmful bacteria, is monitored throughout the watershed primarily at recreational areas.

 

VOLUNTEER MONITOR RESOURCES

Click here for monitoring dates and additional resources.

Get involved! If you are interested in volunteering with the Mystic Monitoring Network as a water quality monitor, click here to fill out an on-line application and read about other volunteer opportunities. No experience is necessary and all training and materials are provided.

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