The Acid Rain Monitoring (ARM) Project at the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Water Resources Research Center needs volunteers to collect water samples at sites across Massachusetts on Sunday, April 2.
The Acid Rain Monitoring Project began in 1983. From 1983-93, the project’s mission was to develop a comprehensive picture of the sensitivity of Massachusetts surface waters to acid deposition. In 2001, the goal evolved into determining long-term trends in acid sensitivity.
“Volunteering for this project is a great way to get out and enjoy the lakes and streams in our communities,” says Travis Drury, statewide ARM coordinator. “Without the generous support of volunteer samplers, we would be unable to collect valuable data that show the effects of acid deposition and how our waters have improved since the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendment."
To volunteer or to obtain more information, contact Travis Drury at 413-545-5979 or tdrudy[at]umass[dot]edu.