Care About the Chester River? Save the Date of April 21 for First Annual State of the Chester


In partnership with the Center for Environment & Society, the Chester River Association invites you to join us for the first annual State of the Chester event introducing the 2015 Chester River Report Card, revealing CRA’s new River Watch website, and tackling the ever-important question: is the health of the Chester improving?

The event will begin with a happy hour at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 21st and will feature an open bar, oysters, and appetizers. The program will begin at 6 p.m. and end with a Q&A session. The event will be held in Hynson Lounge on the Washington College campus. The event will also be part of RiverArts Earth Stewardship Days.

Water quality in the Chester impacts everyone who enjoys boating, working, and living on the river. Whether you want to know if it’s safe to swim at your local beach or learn more about nutrient and sediment pollution in our watershed, CRA is excited to share the results of the 2015 testing season and what they mean for residents and visitors in the Chester River watershed.

CRA’s Watershed Manager and Riverkeeper will introduce recent updates to the tidal testing regime and review the results of the 2015 testing season. CRA will share their updated website and the new Chester River Watch data website. River Watch will compile the data collected by CRA staff and dedicated team of Chester Testers in one place to show a comprehensive picture of water quality in the main stem of the Chester as well as our creeks and streams.

For more information on the event contact Emily Harris at

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