Dear <<First Name>>,

Although we're already a few months into the new year, it seems every month that a new year is starting. I hope you're safe and healthy, and looking forward to a renewal in 2021.

In 2020 we conducted an abbreviated sampling season on the Roe Jan, collecting samples for just four months. This year we plan to resume a full schedule of collecting six samples, monthly May through October. Here are the dates:
Sat. May 15th
Sat. June 12th
Sat. July 10th
Sat. Aug 14th
Sat. Sept 11th
Sat. Oct 9th
Like last year, we are looking for sampling volunteers who are in the same household (pod), and we need one pair for upstream and one for downstream, on each of these dates. If COVID conditions improve it's possible that later in the year we will be able to relax the 'same household' rule. Sampling takes a whole Saturday morning, but it can be a wonderful experience to be out on the stream, exploring new sites, and helping to create a greater understanding of the Roe Jan. Please write to if you'd like more info, or would like to volunteer. We'll have a brief Zoom training session prior to sampling.
Speaking of a greater understanding, this year we're adding additional parameters to our sampling. At selected locations and on specific dates, we're going to be sampling for nutrients (Nitrate, Nitrite, Phosphate, Chloride, and Sulfate) and also for trace metals (Arsenic, Mercury, Copper, Lead, Selenium, Iron and more). This new information will augment the understanding that we already have from our sampling for Enterococcus and other measurements.

Please stay safe and healthy.

Copyright © 2021 Roe Jan Watershed Community, All rights reserved.
Make a Donation
Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp