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Welcome Back From Summer – BWRC at the City of Water Day

Welcome back to another Academic Year. It was a quiet summer for the BWRC, nonetheless we participated in the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance’s City of Water Day in July on Governors Island. That afternoon the BWRC hosted an outreach table where visitors got to test the quality of our local waterways. We collected water samples from places like Newtown Creek, the East River, and the Gowanus Canal. With the help of Professor Peter Spellane, Chair of CityTech’s Chemistry Department we helped the general public do simple tests on the hardness, chlorine, pH, and alkalinity of our sample sites. The results? An engaged public.

Photos of our booth by one of City of Water Day’s volunteer photographers, BRWC’s own Robin Michals:

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We’ll see you in October for our next Breakfast Talk!