CWMN Updates April 2018

April 2018 — Here at NepRWA, spring ushers in the beginning of our Citizen Water Monitoring Network (CWMN). The sampling season will officially start on May 10th, marking the 23rd consecutive year of this very successful citizen based water quality monitoring program.

Volunteer training sessions will be held in our office–2173 Washington St., Canton— from 6:30pm – 7:30pm on April 10th, 11th, 17th, and 19th.

At the recent CWMN Appreciation Party, we broke down the past 10 years of data and took a look at which sites on the Neponset River and its tributaries have been the healthiest and least healthy. Our new database has made it much easier for us to examine trends in data! For those who couldn’t make it to the presentation, here’s an overview:

We also unveiled our new online interactive map!

You can use this map to explore data of all of the parameters we test for at each of the 41 sites visited by our CWMN volunteers. We hope that this will be a new, easy way for our volunteers to see what the water quality data at their sites looks like. Check out the new map here.

Current Volunteer Position Openings

We’re looking for someone to cover a site near Milton Academy. This involves taking water samples on the 2nd Thursday morning of the month from May – October 2018. In addition, we always need fill-in samplers!

Please contact Annie O’Connell at o’ with any questions.

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