Region - posted Feb, 15 2013
REGION- The Last Green Valley’s rivers, lakes and fish have benefited greatly from forty years of Clean Water Act protection, but what is their current health? The Last Green Valley is seeking volunteers to help gather more information that will be used to develop river and lake “report cards.” Now in its eighth year of monitoring, The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) would like to expand the program throughout the entire Thames River watershed, from the Quinebaug and French Rivers in Massachusetts all the way to Long Island Sound. This year, TLGV is specifically looking for volunteers to collect information in the Quinebaug River in Massachusetts, and to begin a new program collecting water for bacteria analysis in Ashford, Mansfield and Willimantic. There are many ways volunteers can help, from collecting water samples to entering numbers from field sheets into a computer. With enough people involved, volunteers may only need to go out once or twice a year. For more information or to participate, please contact Jean Pillo, TLGV Water Quality Monitoring Program, at her office in Pomfret, at 860-928-4948 ext. 605 or by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.