High E.coli levels in 2 rivers explained

High concentrations of E. coli bacteria at recreation sites in the Middlebury and New Haven rivers were likely a result of the timing of the sampling and not indicative of a larger trend.

Coronavirus forces group to curtail E.coli testing in county rivers

ADDISON COUNTY — Due to COVID-19 and related factors, Addison County River Watch Collaborative (ACRWC) almost put the lid on all monitoring activities this year. Once Gov. Scott “opened the spigot” a bit in June, however, the organization decided to do at … (read more)

River Watch sampling curtailed

ADDISON COUNTY — In a letter from Matthew Witten, the organization’s managing director, and the rest of the board, Addison County River Watch let the community know that it has decided to significantly curtail its 2020 sampling season.  “This is in part d … (read more)

River Watch continues to protect local waters

MIDDLEBURY — During rainy months and dry months, Addison County River Watch Collaborative’s volunteers had another successful season this year from April to September, testing the water quality of several rivers in the county. The changeable weather and t … (read more)

Monica Przyperhart talks about her River Watch job

MIDDLEBURY — “My favorite part of any watershed is where two streams meet. I feel at home where pristine mountain streams flow into fertile valley soils. Perhaps it’s no surprise that professionally, I like to be at the convergence of science and communit … (read more)