Become a Citizen Scientist this summer


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


545 Tompkins Avenue3rd floorMamaroneck, NY 10543


Be empowered to get out into your local water and see for yourself if water is safe for swimming or fish. Save the Sound is training volunteers to become a citizen scientists. Interested volunteers should contactpollution@savethesound.orgfor more information. Communities along the Sound where water quality monitoring will be occurring this summer include Port Chester, Rye, Scarsdale, Harrison, Mamaroneck, Larchmont, New Rochelle, Pelham, Mount Vernon and Greenwich .
Volunteers will be needed 1 morning per week to collect water samples through Labor Day, in order to build up a complete picture of water quality in the communities surrounding the western Sound. Multiple trainings will be held in early June. After completing training, volunteers will travel to pre-selected sites in their communities, once a week before 9am, with Save the Sound’s water monitoring coordinator. The collection time will likely only take 90 minutes on 1 morning every week. This work is very important! We have found that fecal contamination is highest in the streams, creeks, and rivers that run through communities and flow to the shoreline.


  • Environmental Education
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Environmental Science
  • Swimming
  • Gardening
  • Water Recreation

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 morning each week, all summer
  • an interest in finding out about water quality, physical ability to get to water's edge
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