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CURRENT INITIATIVES

Water Quality Monitoring Program 

The Water Quality Monitoring Program (WQMP) is SeVWA's flagship project. The Board of Directors established a WQMP committee to oversee the summer's water monitoring program.  We have a contracted Coordinator, Ryan O'Donnell, who oversees the project and the volunteers. Our volunteers sample at 26 river sites in our southeastern corner of Vermont. E. coli test results get posted biweekly, allowing residents to determine if the water is suitable for recreational purposes.


SeVWA's WQMP's data has been used by Vermont's Department of Environmental Conservation to work with several "hot spots" for E Coli in our watershed to discover the reasons the site has issues and to work with the communities to remediate those problems.  Monitoring results charts and accompanying commentaries appeared on www.ibrattleboro.com (Nature section) every 2 weeks through the monitoring season.

To volunteer for our WQMP team, and gain knowledge and hands on skills of water quality monitoring, contact us.

 

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Thanks to our supporters!

Thanks to our supporters!

SeVWA volunteers, members and donors, including the Londonderry Conservation Commission, Robert Fritz, Inc, Rock River Preservation, Elaine Lambert Living Trust, State of VT Department of Environmental Conservation’s LaRosa Environmental Testing Laboratory, & Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC).

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A huge thank you to everyone who helped make the 2017 Source to Sea Cleanup a success. We hope to see you again next year!

Source to Sea Annual River Cleanup ​

We participate in the Source to Sea cleanup spearheaded annually by the Connecticut River Watershed Council. Look at our flier for more information.

 

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Water Temperature Monitoring ​

Check back soon to hear some additional details about an upcoming temperature monitoring initiative that will be happening in 2016!