It’s been a beautiful summer out on the Saw Kill. A huge thank you to all of the volunteers who have made it out on the hot and sunny days to collect samples, or give up an afternoon to work in the lab. Your work is hugely appreciated and much needed!
As summer time winds down, some old faces are returning. Like all star intern Chris (pictured below), who was travelling in Germany for the beginning of the summer. It’s awesome to have him back, and in between his senior project research and his job as a peer counselor at Bard, he’s been helping out in the lab and sampled the southern reach this past August run. Along with our joy at returning friends, it has been so wonderful to meet new volunteers, or new folks at our community meetings. Keep spreading the word!
The best of this summer has been seeing the multiple generations and groups of people coming together over a common interest. We have kids coming out to help sample, students bringing their parents out to see where they volunteer their time, samplers who have been doing this work for decades, all side by side. Karen’s blog post about the EPA’s review of the Clean Water Rule, and our upcoming watershed panel, remind us how important it is for everyone to be involved and active in our watershed. And how important it is for future generations. So reach out to your congress person, come sample with us, attend a meeting, talk to your neighbor! Get active in your watershed!