2020 RBV Program Annual Report
Every year, PRWC participates in the Annual Macroinvertebrate Survey as part of the Riffle Bioassessment by Volunteers program, collecting samples at six sites. PRWC is one of many groups of volunteers across the state that follow the RBV protocol in collecting macroinvertebrates and submitting data to DEEP. Last year's report is now available here.
"Despite the pandemic, the Riffle Bioassessment by Volunteers program successfully identified many high quality locations in 2020. Most notably, as a result of their efforts, 4 new waterbodies that were previously unassessed will be proposed for listing in the next Integrated Water Quality Report as ‘fully supporting’ aquatic life use: Carmel Hill Brook (Woodbury), Iron Mine Brook (Ashford), Bush Meadow Brook (Stafford/Union), and an Unnamed tributary to the East Branch Eightmile River (Salem)." said Meghan Lally of DEEP.
This year, the training for volunteers will take place on Tuesday September 14, 2021 at 7 pm. This training is required for those who would like to volunteer on either Saturday September 18 or Sunday September 19. Please sign up for the training and the date/dates of your chosing.