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Upper Anacostia Water Quality 2023 Results Presentation

October 17, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

The Water Quality Committee of Friends of Sligo Creek invites you to join with Anacostia Riverkeeper and Neighbors of Northwest Branch for a look at the findings from this year’s Summer Volunteer Water Quality Watch (SVWQW) monitoring program. The presentation with Q&A will be at 7PM on Tuesday, October 17th.  Please see below for links and more details.

This year’s SVWQW ran from May through September, focusing on physical measurements like temperature, pH, and dissolved oxygen, as well as pollutants like turbidity and coliform bacteria. Every two weeks, dedicated volunteers took measurements and grabbed water samples at five sites along Long Branch, Northwest Branch, and Sligo Creek. Along the way, they kept an eye on the health of these streams, and came up with some water quality results that may surprise you!

In addition, Anacostia Riverkeeper will share data and trends on bacteria levels and other water quality parameters they have found at sites across the rest of the Upper Anacostia watershed, helping to paint a broader picture of stream health in our region.

And, we will be joined by wildlife biologists from MNC-PPC (Parks), who will share their insights into the ecology and biology of these streams, including a look at how vertebrate diversity in these streams is faring during this era of warmer temperatures and stronger storms.

Zoom link information for the SVWQW review presentation is here:

Topic: Summer Volunteer Water Quality Watch Results Presentation
Time: Oct 17, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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If you have any questions on this program in advance, please contact us at [email protected]g.  We’re looking forward to a fun and informative evening, and we hope that you can join us!