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May 23 – Raritan River Bacteria Monitoring
May 23 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
NEEDED!! Volunteer Water Quality Monitors to assist with bacteria monitoring during Summer 2019!
Every Thursday running from May 23 through September 26 the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County, and Rutgers University will be in the field taking water samples from five public access (non-bathing, fishing, and recreational) sites along our Raritan River. We need volunteers to help us with this important work!
Volunteers have the chance to help gather and prepare samples and conduct analysis.
We kick things off at 9:30 AM each sampling day, and will be in the field for 5-6 hours total. The whole day includes a trip to the New England Interstate Pollution Control Commission lab in Staten Island to process samples.
Wear clothing appropriate for the weather, bring a hat and sunscreen, plenty of water and a lunch.
Our monitoring sites are as follows:
Riverside Park, Piscataway – 430 River Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Rutgers Class of 1914 Boathouse, New Brunswick’s Boyd Park – 5 Memorial Pkwy, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Edison Basin Boat Launch – Meadow Rd, Edison, NJ 08817
Ken Buchanan Riverfront Park – Sayreville Blvd, Sayreville, NJ 08872
Raritan Bay Waterfront Park – South Amboy
Second Street Park – Perth Amboy