Water Quality Wednesdays (WQW) in Patchogue is part of Cornell Cooperative Extension Marine Program’s initiative to provide community stewardship activities that support the health of our waterways and to increase public awareness of the threats to water quality including stormwater runoff. As part of WQW, community members work alongside Cornell Cooperative Extension specialists to monitor estuarine water quality. Temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, water clarity, and pathogens are parameters that are measured. These parameters are measured along the Patchogue River as well as in Patchogue Bay to demonstrate the impacts our tributaries can have on our bays due to human impact in the watershed. Collected water quality data will be presented in the form of a fact sheet to educate the community and to support actions to preserve and protect our waterways.
Last updated September 20, 2017