Thursday, April 9, 2009

Save Bristol Harbor looking for pairs of dedicated summer sampling volunteers

Save Bristol Harbor (SBH) is in the process of building a Predictive Habitat Model for use in factually projecting the impact of future development and usage on the water quality of Bristol harbor and the surrounding waters. In order to do so they need to collect significant data over an extended period of time.
They are looking to enlist 20 volunteers (they currently have 10 SBH members signed up, so they need 10 more) who are willing to commit to taking water samples from May through September. Samples need to be taken weekly, on the same day and before 8:00 am. The plan is to establish at least 10 teams of two (2) volunteers so that one of the two will be available each week to take samples.
Training on how to take the samples and measure/record the results will be conducted by the URI Watershed Watch on Thursday, April 23rd at the Bristol Yacht Club (BYC) from 12:00 noon to 3:30p. It will include classroom and "practice" sampling from the BYC docks and will be conducted rain or shine. A light lunch of wraps, salad, chips and soft drinks/water will be provided at 12:00 noon.
Please email to register Keith Maloney (Save Bristol Harbor member) at with your name, address, and telephone number.
If you are able to do this it will make a huge difference in the sustained water quality of our harbor now and in years to come. Thanks.

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