a Citizen Scientist
Monitoring Schedules and Data Sheets for printing
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)
to URI Watershed Watch
URI Watershed Watch (URIWW) is a volunteer water quality monitoring
program that works with local communities to assess water quality,
and provide information about water leading to more effective
management of critical water resources. Led by trained scientists,
URI Watershed Watch helps local
governments, watershed, tribal and other organizations recruit
and train volunteers to become citizen scientists gathering detailed,
quality assured monitoring data. Our comprehensive watershed-based
program focuses on long-term environmental monitoring of RI's
fresh and salt water resources including lakes, ponds, streams
coastal waters. We provide training, equipment, supplies and
analytical services tailored to organizational needs, while meeting
strict quality assurance and quality control guidelines in the
field and in our state-certified water testing laboratory. Click
here to learn more!
Going out onto the bay or salt pond? Why not keep an eye out for jellyfish? Click here to learn more.
Need a little more practice reading Secchi disk? Just go to the Maine Secchi Disk Simulator: http://www.mainelakedata.org/recertify/. This
great tool allows you to lower a disk on your computer
screen - and even tells you when you've got it
right! Great for learning, and for keeping your skills sharp throughout the 2015 season!
Monitoring Data - Bacteria
Blue Water Task Force Data (Enterococci)
Bristol Harbor and Tiverton Coastal sites (Fecal coliform
and enterococci) - new!!
Salt Ponds (Fecal coliform and enterococci) - new!!
Coastal Waters (CUSH, STB and Napatree Fecal coliform
and enterococci) - new!!
Lakes, ponds & reservoirs (Enterococci) - new!!
Rivers & streams (Enterococci - included WPWA tribs) - new!!
Tidal River and Shellfish Tributaries (Enterococci
- includes Narrow River sites) - new!!
Tidal River and Shellfish Tributaries (Fecal
coliform - includes Narrow River sites) - new!!
Tributaries (Enterococci) - new!!
2014 Block Island (Fecal
coliform and enterococci)
Next scheduled 2015
Salt ponds and Save The Bay sites
Wednesday, June 10th: 9 am - 4 pm drop off
Salve Bristol Harbors / Tiverton Harbor Commission sites
Thursday, June 11th: 9 am - 12 pm drop off
Blue Water Task Force
June 20, 2015
Lakes, ponds, reservoirs (optional), rivers and streams:
Friday, June 19th: 9 am - 5 pm drop off;
Saturday, June 20th:
9 am - 4 pm drop off
2015 season schedules and
field data sheets now available online
401-874-2905 to make arrangements for dropping off samples or with questions regarding parking, etc. (Full schedules
can be found and printed from here.)
Getting Involved -
No prior experience is
needed to become a URI Watershed Watch citizen scientist
- just an interest in making a difference by monitoring
water! Our citizen scientists get to go out on their favorite
lake, pond, stream or bay to gather information
water about once a week at mid-day from May
through October. Monitoring teams are encouraged, and actively
to help share the work. Click
here for more information about getting involved with environmental