2018 Spring Meeting – Suarez Family Brewery – Noon, Sunday April 29

Suarez Family Brewery, 2278 U.S. 9. Suarez Family Brewery on Google Maps. NOTE: the best way to find the brewery is to enter “Suarez Family Brewery” into your GPS. Many GPS devices will take you to the wrong place if you enter the street address.

Suarez opens to the public at 1pm, so we won’t keep you too long, and you are encouraged to stay for refreshments.

Two main topics:
  • RJWC is changing its structure. We are gaining a board, and specific officers. If you want to take a leadership role, get in touch. Now is a really good time to step up. We are also looking for input on, well, everything. Comments and suggestions encouraged.
  • We’ll sign up for 2018 sampling dates, and we’ll go over tweaks to our sampling methods and locations. Even if you have sampled before, it would be good to go over things.
  • Sat May 12, 2018
  • Sat Jun 9, 2018
  • Sat Jul 14, 2018
  • Sat Aug 11, 2018
  • Sat Sep 15, 2018
  • Sat Oct 13, 2018

Sampling is divided into upstream and downstream segments: upstream is Hillsdale down to Gallatin and then Academy Hill Rd.; downstream starts in Elizaville, continues to the RJ’s mouth on the Hudson, and then two Hudson waterfront sites. Sampling is a full morning 2-3 hour commitment downstream, 3+ hours upstream. We need two people for each date and for each segment.

If you want to sample but can’t attend, write to me with availability on the above dates.

I know schedules are tight, but this one counts. Please try to attend.

We recently posted our own summary of 2017 work and sampling and Riverkeeper produced two brief reports on the Roe Jan based on our citizen science.

For last year’s Roe Jan sampling results on the Riverkeeper site, visit https://www.riverkeeper.org/water-quality/citizen-data/roeliff-jansen-kill/