Columbia Riverkeeper launches Swim Guide in the northwest, highlighting the important work they’re doing to monitor Columbia River water quality:
“The rivers are ours and the beaches are ours to enjoy, but many people are concerned about the water quality, so this gives people an easy to use tool so they can tell how clean the water is,” said Brett VandenHeuvel, executive director of Columbia Riverkeeper.
VandenHeuvel says without the volunteer tests, most people would never know how clean or dirty the water is.
“Theres hardly any testing besides what were doing. There wouldn’t be any signs there wouldn’t be any indication,” he said.
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