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January 24, 2013

Volunteers handle water-quality monitoring

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SAMPLING COSTS

In 2012, three-month sampling at one station in a lake cost $140, and five-month sampling cost $220. Testing kits cost $250 but need to be purchased only once or can be shared with another monitor.

In the past, the partners have received grants to provide free kits to volunteers and lake associations.

Protect Executive Director Peter Bauer said area waterways are “vital to the local economy, define the Adirondack experience for many people and greatly contribute to the high quality of life in the park, yet we know very little about the overall state of the water quality of most Adirondack lakes and ponds. ALAP is one tool to try to gather good data and bring this information to public use.”

For more information, contact Protect the Adirondacks at 685-3088 or the Adirondack Watershed Institute at 327-6270.

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