Newtown Creek SAMPLES: Water Quality Testing Program for 2016

NCA is excited to launch Newtown Creek SAMPLES, an intensive water quality monitoring program funded by the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund and the Office of the New York State Attorney General and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The program will be run by NCA in conjunction with the Environmental Science department at LaGuardia Community College.

Throughout the summer of 2016 we will collect regular data on a number of water quality parameters including enterococus (a sewage indicating bacteria), dissolved oxygen, salinity as well as nitrogen and phosphate levels from a number of various locations within Newtown Creek. To better understand a broad picture of local water quality we will analyze the data collected in conjunction with information pertaining to tides, rainfall, geographic location and additional factors.


Proposed Sampling Locations.

We intend to use this analyzed information in efforts of engaging the local community to become better informed stewards of how geographic and environmental conditions, as well as human action and city infrastructure impact local water quality. Stay posted as the project gets underway in the Spring of 2016.

Dr. Porter-Morgan and Willis Elkins on CUNY-TV.

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