a Citizen Scientist
Monitoring Schedules and Data Sheets for printing
Current Monitoring Sites - Including Station WW##
- Lakes, Ponds & Reservoirs
- Rivers & streams
- Bays, salt ponds & harbors
to Bathymetric Maps of Some RI Ponds
Data and Results
Aquatic Invasive Species
Cyanobacteria (Algal Blooms)
Fair - Water Projects
- Volunteer Monitoring
- Educational -
- Agencies (Including URI)
Celebrate our lakes (and other waters too) by participating in the Secch Dip-In
Watershed Watch Monitoring Schedules
- Weather permitting, monitor on
the same day each week between 10 AM and 2 PM on lakes and
- For rivers, streams, and coastal
ponds, monitor every other week between 6 AM and 9 AM, weather
- On Water Collection Days: lakes & ponds
- collect samples between 10 AM and 2 PM, earlier is better;
rivers, streams and coastal ponds - water collection is associated
with low tide so please see the list below for collection times.
After collection immediately bring the water samples and any
accumulated chlorophyll filters in a cooler with ice to the
URI Watershed Watch labs in the Room 002, Coastal Institute
in Kingston, URI.
- The URI Watershed Watch phone number
is 874-2905. CALL IN ADVANCE IF YOU MUST RESCHEDULE DELIVERY
OF YOUR WATER SAMPLES. Before the scheduled collection
period is better than after!
- On the dates noted, also bring
in the specified kit for quality control (QC) testing. REMEMBER
TO MAIL IN YOUR MONITORING POSTCARD AFTER EACH MONITORING SESSION.
- Have a great and SAFE monitoring
Volunteer Refresher Training. These sessions include
demonstrations of monitoring procedures
and tips for ensuring that data and samples are submitted
according to the URIWW quality assurance project plans
and our State certification. Equipment is available
for pick-up after this session as well: TBA.
If you can't make it equipment pickup (but have a partner partner who will), please consider printing and completing the annual volunteer waiver and sending it in either when equipment is being picked up or via mail. Click here for the waiver.
SCHEDULES are available as pdfs to allow for easy printing
- just click
on the schedule you need to see and / or print it.
FIELD DATA SHEETS are available as pdfs to allow for easy printing
- just click
on the schedule you need to print it.