Bacteria Testing

We are currently in need of volunteers to help us collect bacteria samples for the 2023 summer season! Volunteering for this program entails traveling to local sites, collecting water samples, and delivering them to the lab at Anne Arundel Community College. The samples need to be collected every Thursday morning. Please contact Mallory ([email protected]) for more details.

During the summer, we monitor bacteria levels at various community waterfront and restoration areas. We aim to provide timely public health information to participating communities and help identify times when it may be inadvisable to swim. Knowledge is key in our fight for healthier, clean waters. The season runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The 2023 season cost is $500.  Contact Mallory (mal[email protected]) to sign up. To pay online, please click here. Please write “Bacteria Testing” and list your community in the comments on the online donation form so we can track your payment appropriately.

Monitoring results can be tracked on our interactive map. You can also see the health of the water locally and around the nation at The Swim Guide.



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