Only 2 Weeks Left in the WAVE Sampling Season

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Only 2 Weeks Left in the WAVE Sampling Season

There are only two weeks left to collect your 2015 WAVE samples; the sampling season ends September 30. Now is the time, my friends. The heat has passed and the leaves are changing. It’s a beautiful time to be out in NY streams!

You’ll have until November 1st to submit your voucher collections and data sheets. The simplest way to do so is to mail them to me (see address below) using the USPS packaging instructions for small volume flammable liquids ( If you prefer to drop these off at a NYSDEC regional office, please notify me in advance so that I can reach out to staff at that office and confirm that they can receive the samples.

I’ve already received and processed several samples. I am emailing the sample results to the collectors as soon as I process them. **NEW** this year, I am also continuously updating a Google map with all the sample results:

Also **NEW** this year, I am actively requesting and recording your perspective. Many WAVErs have specific concerns which they are trying to tackle. Others are simply enjoying the process and taking lots of photos. Whatever your perspective, I want to give you the opportunity to share your experience. Feel free to write a summary, send along photographs, or provide a report or summary you’ve written for another purpose. I am uploading these documents to the google map linked above.

Thank you for your contribution to WAVE!

Alene Onion

WAVE and PEERS Coordinator, NYSDEC, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12033

Phone: 518 402 8166 Email: wave

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