|Georges River Tidewater Association open house and volunteer recruitment event|
GRTA provides volunteers with training and equipment to sample water quality from one of 14 locations accessible from the shore. Pairs of volunteers visit their sites once a month in April, May, June and October and twice a month in July, August, and September to take water samples and test them for pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and salinity.
|Location 62 Water Street in Thomaston, Maine|
|Contact GRTA’s Volunteer Coordinator Eric Sroka at 207.832.1273|
The Southeast Alaska Fishermen’s Alliance recently announced that the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has awarded the organization a Hollings Grant to reduce whale entanglements in Alaska salmon fisheries by increasing the use of acoustic whale pingers to minimize entanglements in fishing gear.
Last week, Alaska senators Lisa Murkowski (R), Dan Sullivan (R) and Rep. Don Young (R) asked Secretary of State John Kerry to negotiate with Canadian leaders to make sure appropriate environmental safeguards are in place for mine development in Southeast Alaska.
The congressional delegation explained the importance of this issue to Alaskans and the need for assurances that the water quality in transboundary waters between Alaska and Canada will be maintained.Read more...