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  • Public Presentations: "Will Wading in This Stream Make Me Sick?"

    These free meetings are intended to provide residents and other stakeholders an opportunity to learn about certain bacteria and pharmaceuticals found in water samples taken from 18 stream sites in Rensselaer County during May through October 2017. Citizen ScienceSampling Photo volunteers collected water samples from six streams: Wynantskill, Poesten Kill, Mill Creek, Quackenderry, Moordener Kill and the Quacken Kill. The streams studied are located with the Cities of Troy and Rensselaer; Town of Schodack; Village of Castleton-on-Hudson; Towns of North Greenbush and East Greenbush.

    A spokespersons from United States Geological Survey, one of the partnering organizations for this project, will be on hand to answer questions. Rensselaer Land Trust's goal is to improve community knowledge, awareness and stewardship about local water resources. Come find out if you should be letting your kids (or your pet dog) wade in local streams, and learn how you can make a difference in your watershed.

    Public Presentations
    The same presentation will be given on both dates at different locations:

    Thursday, March 29th from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
    East Greenbush Community Library
    The Friends Community Room
    10 Community Way
    East Greenbush, NY 12061

    Sunday, April 29th from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
    The Sanctuary for Media Alliance
    3361 Sixth Avenue
    North Troy, NY 12181

    Anyone interested in the human impacts on the quality of our water resources may attend.

    To register, please e-mail Fran Martino

    Take our Watershed Pledge by clicking HERE.

    Report Cards for each stream site can be reviewed at the following links:
    Wynants Kill Report
    Poesten Kill and Quacken Kill Report
    Mill Creek Report
    Quackenderry Report
    Moordener Kill Report

    Fact Sheets:
    Pet Waste and Water Quaility
    Medical Disposal and Water Qulity
    Septic Systems and Water Quaility

    Learn more about our "Will Wading in This Stream Make Me Sick?" program HERE.

    New York’s Environmental Protection Fund provided the grant to Rensselaer Land Trust, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Hudson River Estuary Program administered the funding for this project. This grant supports planning for local stewardship of the river environment to help achieve the goals of the 2015—2020 Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda, and also aligns with Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) strategies.

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