MassBays received a three-year grant from EPA's Exchange Network Program (2018-2021) and supplemental funds from MassDEP for a project to build capacity among citizen monitoring groups and expand baseline monitoring in the Bays and its tributaries.
Over the course of the grant, MassBays and partners have produced the following:
- An online application, AquaQAPP to help project managers develop quality assurance project plans that are considered pre-approved by MassDEP and should be acceptable to EPA Region 1.
- A circuit rider program to provide one-on-one technical support, develop and present training workshops, and connect local groups to national resources.
- Excel-based templates to facilitate uploading community-generated data to WQX, EPA's national data management and archiving system.
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For more information, contact Jill Carr.