Community Scientist Monitoring Project Kicks Off on World Habitat Day

Schuylkill River Greenways, in partnership with Berks Nature, Bartram’s Garden, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Stroud Water Research Center, and Princeton Hydro, are kicking off a Water Quality Monitoring Project for the Schuylkill River on World Habitat Day, Monday, October 5, 2020. This project, focused on the main stem of the river from Berks Nature in Reading to Bartram’s Garden in southwest Philadelphia, is aimed to document the current ecological status and health of the river.

Become a Community Scientist!

No training required! Find a spot on the Schuylkill River and visually assess any debris or dumping along a 100-foot stretch of its riverbanks. It only takes 5 minutes. Use your mobile device to simply record the trash accumulation or dumping points via a user-friendly form accessible from a cell phone (CLICK HERE TO VIEW FORM)

Conduct 5-min litter assessments!
1️⃣ Go to a spot on the Schuylkill River.
2️⃣ On your phone, open:
3️⃣ Rate a 100-foot section.
4️⃣ Submit!

“To fully achieve the Schuylkill River’s potential, we must help the public understand the current health status and what they can do to continue to improve its quality for this generation and generations to come."

- Tim Fenchel, Deputy Director of Schuylkill River Greenways
Schuylkill River – Visual Assessment Protocols