Since 2003, the LaRosa Partnership Program (LPP) has supported watershed organizations and monitoring groups across Vermont in implementing new and/or ongoing river water quality monitoring projects by helping to alleviate the financial burden of laboratory analysis costs.
This water quality sampling allows community members to engage with their local streams and rivers firsthand, learn about water quality issues and how to address them, and use water chemistry data to identify where impacts may be occurring. Additionally, by improving the geographic extent and frequency of water chemistry monitoring, the data collected by the LPP partners strengthens the VT DEC’s Water Quality Database and furthers the achievement of the VT DEC’s water monitoring goals outlined in the Water Quality Monitoring Program Strategy.
- The 2023 sampling season is now complete! Thank you to all our partner organizations and volunteers for their time and dedication this season!
- Partners should review flow survey submissions using the LPP Flow Data Dashboard. For guidance on how to use the Flow Data Dashboard, view the Flow Data Dashboard video tutorial.
- Check out the 2023 Interactive Map of Stream Sampling Sites to view all water quality monitoring locations for each LPP partner organization.
- View two examples of outreach tools created by our partners using data collected through LPP: