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Monitoring Bacteria

Hudson River Park scientists are conducting research throughout the Park and you have a chance to join in! Tune in live as we study environmental DNA, analyze microplastics, sample fish populations and more. This weekly event series will give you an insider’s look into the many different research and monitoring efforts conducted in the Park.

July 16 – Monitoring Bacteria

The Park monitors basic water parameters such as temperature, salinity, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen, both manually and with in situ devices called sondes. Coupled with sewage pathogen monitoring, we are able to detect Enterococcus bacteria in the water and determine when nearby sewer systems have discharged into the river due to overloading. Working with citizen partners, the Park distributes such information to boaters and recreators so that they can make informed decisions about engaging in water contact.

Tune in on Instagram @hudsonriverpark to learn more about these exciting projects!

2020 Schedule:

7/9 – eDNA

7/16 – Monitoring Bacteria

7/23 – Water Quality

7/30 – Fish Survey

8/6 – Habitat Garden

8/13 – Microplastics

8/20 – Compost

Check back for additional science topics!

Stay up to date with HRPK’s River Project to enjoy virtual programs and connect with the Park’s Estuarine Sanctuary. Science programming for everyone!

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Thursday, Jul 16
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM