Hudson River Watershed Alliance Watershed Breakfast Series
Featured Speaker: Jennifer Epstein, Senior Community Science Manager, Riverkeeper
More than 10 years ago, a kid smelled sewage in the Sparkill Creek, and asked what the adults would do about it. Water quality sampling by Riverkeeper near the mouth of the Sparkill Creek later that year confirmed high levels of fecal indicator bacteria. This talk will explore what Riverkeeper, the Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance, and partners have learned about water quality in the creek, and both the promise and limitations of community data in inspiring action 50 years after the passage of the Clean Water Act.