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DEC seeks volunteers to test water quality in streams, rivers

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— New York conservation officials are looking for some help sampling the quality of water in streams and rivers in the Hudson River watershed.

More on the program

See an expanded story on the program by Gazette reporter Edward Munger Jr. by clicking HERE.

The Department of Environmental Conservation is inviting volunteers to sign up for training as “citizen monitors” to check waterways in the region.

That includes the lower and upper Hudson and the Mohawk River watersheds.

The volunteers will go out from July through September to collect certain insects and other small creatures from stream bottoms and save samples to be assessed by experts.

The goal is to find waterways that might be compromised so they can be studied and restored.

Training sessions are this month through August. More information about the Wadeable Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators program is available online.



June 8, 2012
10:26 a.m.

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For all DEC Hudson River watershed volunteer opportunities:

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