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April 26
Mystic Community Earth Day events throughout watershed!
MyRWA Earth Day Cleanup with KEEN Footwear, 9AM, Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, 32 Shore Drive, Somerville 

May 6
Committee Meeting, 7-9PM
Tufts University, Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room
*Presentation by MyRWA on water chestnut plan for 2014

May 13
Flatbread Pizza Doughraiser, 5-11PM
Flatbread Pizza, 45 Day Street, Somerville

May 18
Mystic River Herring Run & Paddle, 8AM registration, 9AM 5K start, 11AM paddling races start
Blessing of the Bay Boathouse, 32 Shore Drive, Somerville

May 20
Friends of the Malden River Meeting, 6:30-8PM
Malden Public Library, Maccario Room, 36 Salem St, Malden

WATER QUALITY MONITORING

Since 2000, the Mystic River Watershed Association has maintained a comprehensive water quality monitoring program that serves as the fundamental component of our work. This program, the Mystic Monitoring Network, is staffed by over 48 trained volunteers from area towns and cities and provides critically important data with regard to the sources, type and volume of existing impairments to the river’s natural environment and water quality.

Baseline Monitoring Program

See the interactive table below for detailed information on trends in water quality in the Baseline Monitoring Program throughout fifteen sites in the watershed.

Hot-Spot Monitoring Program

Intensive sub-watershed studies are performed through this program.

Cyanobacteria Monitoring Program

Cyanobacteria, a potentially harmful bacteria, is monitored throughout the watershed primarily at recreational areas.

 

VOLUNTEER MONITOR RESOURCES

Click here for monitoring dates and additional resources.

Get involved! If you are interested in volunteering with the Mystic Monitoring Network as a water quality monitor, click here to fill out an on-line application and read about other volunteer opportunities. No experience is necessary and all training and materials are provided.

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