Since 1999, Save The River’s Beach Watch program has monitored swimming water quality at popular swimming areas along the River. Each summer, Save The River staff and volunteers collect samples at the following sites: Wilson’s Beach, Cape Vincent; Frink Park, Clayton; Potter’s Beach, Grindstone; Round Island, Clayton; Lake of the Isles, Wellesley Island; Thousand Islands Park, Wellesley Island; Scenic View Park, Alexandria Bay.
Volunteers collect samples for nine weeks in July and August to provide a snapshot of swimming water quality. All samples are taken to a state-certified facility and tested for E.coli bacteria levels. Test results are posted weekly at the Save The River office, Facebook, Twitter and on the mobile app The Swim Guide, www.theswimguide.org.
Our volunteers are passionate about this program! We’re fortunate to have several volunteers returning to Beach Watch and look forward to another great season of water sampling.
For more information or to get involved: Contact Save the River at (315) 686-2010 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org