a Citizen Scientist
Current Monitoring Sites - Including Station #
- 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)
Watershed Watch Program
The University of
Rhode Island Watershed Watch Program (URIWW) is a statewide
volunteer monitoring program. It focuses on providing current
information on the water quality of surface water resources
throughout Rhode Island, including lakes, ponds, reservoirs,
rivers, streams and the marine environment.
The heart of the program
consists of weekly measurements taken by numerous trained
volunteer monitors. The program emphasizes watershed scale
monitoring because the water quality of a given body of water
is a reflection of the activities in the lands and waters
that surround it and lie upstream.
The program encourages
communities and shoreline residents to understand the need
to cooperatively manage and improve the water quality
of ALL the water bodies within a watershed. In this way we
can ensure that Rhode Island's bays, estuaries, and freshwater
resources remain one of the state's great assets.
- To promote active citizen
participation in water quality protection.
- To educate the public about
water quality issues.
- To obtain multi-year surface
water quality information in order to ascertain current
conditions and to detect trends.
- To encourage sound management
programs based upon water quality information.
Involved in Being a URIWW Volunteer Monitor