You've heard me talk about my fascination for the watershed. When I heard about these weekly sampling trips by the Council for Watershed Health, I just had to tag along. It was the start of L.A.'s heat wave, but I didn't know that when I volunteered. What was a great idea turned out to be a long day of hiking and new discoveries, which thankfully I survived.
|Rickey Russell getting his sample|
While hundreds of people cavort in the water each year, scientists working at the Council for Watershed Health, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Southern California Coastal Watershed Research Project (SCCWRP), Aquatic Bioassay and Consulting (ABC), and the City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation Environmental Monitoring Division work together, sampling 85 sites across Los Angeles to make sure its waters are safe for public use. [read more]