Stream Health Surveys
What are stream health surveys?
The Coastal Research Volunteers began working with the Sagamore Hampton Golf Club in 2013 to assess the effectiveness of the Sagamore’s environmentally friendly golf course maintenance strategies. CRV collected data on water quality, benthic macroinvertebrate communities (insects, worms, and crustaceans), and planting success in and around Cornelius Brook, a stream that runs through the golf course. They also helped with streambank stewardship projects.
What do Stream Health Survey volunteers do?
Join our stream health survey efforts!
Our restoration work at Sagamore has almost wrapped up, but we'll likely stay involved and stop in to check on the water quality from time to time. Check back here or sign up for our newsletter for more information, and contact Wells if you would like to help out with this effort on an as-needed basis!
Links, resources, and partner organizations
Check out this article about the history of the Sagamore Hampton Golf Club’s efforts to practice sustainable golf course maintenance, and about their partnership with CRV. And make sure you watch the video below, filmed during a CRV volunteer workday at the golf course.