Would you like to know what the Brodhead Watershed Association in Monroe County has found in your streams?
Pollution levels in the lower Brodhead watershed have made the streams unsafe for swimming or other water contact.
BWA will present a report to municipal partners and the community at 7 p.m. March 31, at the Stroud Township Municipal Building on North Fifth Street.
The meeting will cover information regarding the health of the Brodhead, McMichael, and Pocono Creeks as they flow through the municipalities of Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg and Stroud Township. The BWA has received funding to track sources of the pollution and develop plans to reduce pollution in these streams.
The Monroe County Planning Commission and Monroe County Conservation District have assisted BWA volunteers in stream studies over the years. Data collected over the summer of 2014 includes water sampling for fecal coliform at 20 sites throughout the lower watershed and identification of storm drain outfalls and other inflows to the streams.
All municipal officials and community members are invited to attend the meeting to learn about data collected and discuss projects that will improve water quality in the watershed.For more information, visit the Brodhead Watershed Association website.