SAWC Wraps Up the Wrangell Beach Monitoring Program; Petersburg Begins Second Year

The Wrangell Beach Monitoring Program collected its final samples this June, wrapping up 2 years of water quality monitoring for bacterial contamination on high-use recreational beaches near the Wrangell community.

City Park beach near Wrangell, AK
Collection Training 07-09-2015
Petersburg Indian Association sampling technicians learn sampling protocol for the program












The end of June saw the completion of the first year of data collection for the Petersburg Beach Monitoring Program. The Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition has received funding through the State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s Alaska Clean Water Actions (ACWA) Program to carry out a second year of water quality monitoring at the popular Sandy Beach park near Petersburg. The Petersburg Beach Monitoring Program is being carried out in partnership with the Petersburg Indian Association, who will collect field samples weekly from July to mid-September this summer.  SAWC, AK DEC, and PIA have plans in place to notify the public in the event of a bacterial exceedance at Sandy Beach park. 


The completed final report for the FY16 Wrangell and Petersburg Beach Monitoring Program is available for viewing and download below:


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This project has been funded wholly or in part by the United States EPA under assistance agreement number (BG-00J84602 Number) to the Department of Environmental Conservation through the Alaska Clean Water Actions (ACWA) program. The contents of this text do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the EPA, nor does the EPA endorse trade names or recommend the use of commercial product mentioned in this text.