We measure water quality and quantity throughout Roger Williams Park in order to better understand how green stormwater infrastructure impacts urban ponds and lakes. We also monitor the green infrastructure itself to evaluate how well it collects and cleans stormwater runoff.
Continuous monitoring equipment installed in the park’s ponds helps us detect short-term and long-term trends in local water quality. We also participate in three volunteer monitoring programs—Picture Posts, the Cyanobacteria Monitoring Collaborative and URI Watershed Watch— to engage the community in our data collection process. To get involved, click here.
This data helps us train communities, municipalities and others on best stormwater practices.