Tags: water monitoring

Monitoring the Waterways of Freshkills Park

Catherine Montalvo and Terrance Caviness kayaking on Richmond Creek.

Between June and September, NYC Parks staff conducted weekly water testing at the park to look at the health of the waterways. NYC Sanitation regularly conducts tests to monitor the air, surface water and groundwater at Freshkills Park.

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Water Quality Intern: Maksym Cohen

Maksym Cohen

Maksym Cohen is Freshkills Park’s Water Quality Intern for the summer of 2017. He grew up in Port Washington, New York and currently lives in Albertson, New York. He is entering his senior year at the University of San Diego where he is pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies.

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Students Learn About Water Quality at Freshkills Park

This May and June, over 100 students and teachers from Staten Island travelled to Freshkills Park to volunteer in the introductory phase of a new water monitoring program. They were studying the quality of Main Creek, a tidal waterway that runs through the park.

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