The Black River Action Team (BRAT) in Springfield VT is monitoring the Black River water at nine sites, in Springfield, North Springfield, and Perkinsville, Weathersfield. The group needs additional volunteers for the project.
For the 2012, Visual Assessment volunteers paddle and walk the main stem and north branch of the Black River all summer. Volunteers record observations on worksheets and maps provided by BRAT.
Information obtain will be assembled and made in a booklet report for use to locate trash for the 13 Annual River Sweep, Saturday Sept.8, The group is also looking for potential sites to monitor for future water quality, and stream banks for possible tree planting, Cavendish and Springfield are still in need of volunteers.