Red Jacket River Front Park

Buffalo, New York

Enjoy views of the Buffalo River from Red Jacket River Front Park. The park offers trails, wooded areas, marsh habitat, and a canoe/kayak launch. This is a popular fishing location, but visitors should be aware of a permitted sewage outfall enters the river by the foot of Smith St.

** Red Jacket River Front Park is currently undergoing habitat restoration. Please visit this website for more information: http://www2.erie.gov/environment/index.php?q=habitat-restoration

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 7th, 2018. Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Red Jacket River Front Park is sampled weekly from July 16th to August 6th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper® protects and restores our water and surrounding ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations. We protect clean water. We restore the health of ecosystems. We connect people to water. We inspire economic growth and community engagement.

During the summer months Waterkeeper staff works with high schools students who are a part of our Young Environmental Leaders Program (YELP). For more information about this program visit our website: http://bnwaterkeeper.org/yelp/

Waterkeeper and YELP students collect water samples from several public access locations within the city limits of Buffalo, NY. These are locations where the public often makes contact with the water either through swimming, kayaking or boating. These locations are also near combined sewage overflow (CSO) outfalls.

Sites are monitored once a week on Mondays in July and August. Samples will be processed in house using Coliscan Easygel. Results are typically available after 48 hours. Results are compared to the US EPA Beach Action Value of 235 E. coli / 100 mL for a single sample.

These locations are given a "Green" when a single sample is below 235 E. coli / 100 mL.

These locations are posted "Red" when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 mL.

A location may also be posted "Grey" to indicate that water quality information is too old (more than 7 days old) to be considered current, or that info is unavailable, or unreliable (often due to changes in weather).

Waterkeeper also tests basic water quality parameters as part of their Citizen Science Program, Riverwatch, from May through November. To learn more or to view the most recent water quality report visit our website: http://bnwaterkeeper.org/riverwatch/

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Red Jacket River Front Park

Buffalo, New York

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 7th, 2018. Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   

Enjoy views of the Buffalo River from Red Jacket River Front Park. The park offers trails, wooded areas, marsh habitat, and a canoe/kayak launch. This is a popular fishing location, but visitors should be aware of a permitted sewage outfall enters the river by the foot of Smith St.

** Red Jacket River Front Park is currently undergoing habitat restoration. Please visit this website for more information: http://www2.erie.gov/environment/index.php?q=habitat-restoration

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Red Jacket River Front Park is sampled weekly from July 16th to August 6th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper® protects and restores our water and surrounding ecosystems for the benefit of current and future generations. We protect clean water. We restore the health of ecosystems. We connect people to water. We inspire economic growth and community engagement.

During the summer months Waterkeeper staff works with high schools students who are a part of our Young Environmental Leaders Program (YELP). For more information about this program visit our website: http://bnwaterkeeper.org/yelp/

Waterkeeper and YELP students collect water samples from several public access locations within the city limits of Buffalo, NY. These are locations where the public often makes contact with the water either through swimming, kayaking or boating. These locations are also near combined sewage overflow (CSO) outfalls.

Sites are monitored once a week on Mondays in July and August. Samples will be processed in house using Coliscan Easygel. Results are typically available after 48 hours. Results are compared to the US EPA Beach Action Value of 235 E. coli / 100 mL for a single sample.

These locations are given a "Green" when a single sample is below 235 E. coli / 100 mL.

These locations are posted "Red" when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 mL.

A location may also be posted "Grey" to indicate that water quality information is too old (more than 7 days old) to be considered current, or that info is unavailable, or unreliable (often due to changes in weather).

Waterkeeper also tests basic water quality parameters as part of their Citizen Science Program, Riverwatch, from May through November. To learn more or to view the most recent water quality report visit our website: http://bnwaterkeeper.org/riverwatch/

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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