Water Quality Monitoring Workshop

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
SUNY New Paltz, College Terrace, New Paltz, NY

This workshop focused on monitoring methods to achieve particular goals. It brought together experts to discuss monitoring for different types of parameters related to stream health, including benthic macroinvertebrates (biomonitoring), nutrients, bacteria, and road salt. Speakers focused on case studies in the Hudson River watershed, sharing monitoring results and ideas for what to do with data.


Introduction – Emily Vail, Hudson River Watershed Alliance

The Secret to Successful Long-Term Monitoring – Vicky Kelly, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Community Science – Eli Dueker, Bard College

Volunteer Lake & Stream Monitoring in NYS – Alene Onion, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

How to be SMART about Citizen Water Quality Monitoring: Case Study from Wisconsin’s Bad River Watershed Association – Tracey Ledder, Delaware Engineering

Fecal Contamination Source Tracking in the Rondout-Wallkill Watershed – Jennifer Epstein, Riverkeeper

The Hudson River Subwatershed & Tributary (THuRST) Research Network and Monitoring Partnerships – Kate Meierdiercks, Siena College

Organized by the Hudson River Watershed Alliance and sponsored by the Hudson River Estuary Program, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, with support from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund, in cooperation with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission.