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NEWS FROM THE FRIENDS

Sampling results from the sixth and final round of Friends of the Mad Riverís 2015 Mad River Watch (MRW) volunteer water quality program show no sites with unfavorable swimming conditions Monday morning after nearly two weeks without substantial rain.

Sampling results from the fifth round of Friends of the Mad Riverís 2015 Mad River Watch (MRW) volunteer water quality program show no sites with unfavorable swimming conditions Monday morning after nearly a week without substantial rain. It rained after sampling Monday night, however, and likely washed sediments and pollutants from the land into the river and streams.

Sampling results from the fourth round of Friends of the Mad Riverís 2015 Mad River Watch (MRW) volunteer water quality program show four sites with unfavorable swimming conditions Monday morning. Localized thunderstorms and intense downpours hit the watershed overnight Sunday, washing sediments and pollutants from the land into the river and streams. By the time of sampling Monday morning, tributaries seem to have cleared while several Main Stem sites tested above DOH/EPA safe E. coli level of 235 colonies per 100 mL of water.

WAITSFIELD, VT Ė The High Meadows Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation has awarded a team from the Mad River Valley (MRV) $60,000 to work together across the five town watershed towards increasing flood resilience by tackling the challenges associated with stormwater runoff. This is one of six grants awarded throughout the state to groups working across municipal boundaries to find creative solutions that protect communities, land and water.

Sampling results from the third round of Friends of the Mad Riverís 2015 Mad River Watch (MRW) volunteer water quality program show no sites with unfavorable swimming conditions Monday morning after nearly two weeks without substantial rain. It rained after sampling Monday afternoon, however, and likely washed sediments and pollutants from the land into the river and streams.

Sampling results from the second round of Friends of the Mad Riverís 2015 Mad River Watch (MRW) volunteer water quality program show no sites with unfavorable swimming conditions Monday morning. It rained overnight Saturday and the earlier part of Sunday, washing sediments and pollutants from the land into the river and streams. By the time of sampling Monday morning, the system seems to have cleared.

Sampling results from the first round of Friends of the Mad Riverís 2015 Mad River Watch (MRW) volunteer water quality program show ten sites with unfavorable swimming conditions Monday morning. It rained overnight Sunday and carried sediments and pollutants from the land into the river and streams.


Interested in CSI-type work to gather valuable data about the Mad River and its tributaries?ÖFriends of the Mad River seeks self-motivated and detail-oriented person to oversee the laboratory duties for our water quality monitoring program, Mad River Watch (MRW). Lab Coordinator will perform laboratory testing of water samples for E. coli level, coordinate the collection of samples by volunteers, and generally manage the laboratory.

Hello friends! At this time of year we look back and take stock. 2014 has been an exciting year for Friends of the Mad River as we worked to conserve the valued resources of the Mad River watershed. If you're not on our mailing list (and didn't receive the newsletter two weeks ago), I invite you to read more about our work in the most recent Mad River Matters (or send your mailing address to friends@madriver.com and I'll mail you a copy).

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