For over 20 years, we have tracked water quality in marine embayments, as well as keeping a close eye on freshwater systems including ponds, streams, rivers and coves. By monitoring, we can then measure the quality of these water systems through comprehensive parameters and proven scientific methods that provide both qualitative and quantitative data. These data are shared with other science-based organizations, and provide the BCWC with a baseline to determine progress.
Measuring water quality through comprehensive, proven scientific methods provides data targeted for a strong and sustained ecological impact.
BCWC has been collecting water quality data at the Marstons Mills cranberry bogs that shows it is a collection area for the groundwater from much of the surrounding residential developments and could play a vital role in reducing this same nitrogen load in our watershed.