A Healthy Nantucket Sound-Why it Matters to the Cape and Islands

June 25, 2014
Mashpee Public Library

Results of monitoring programs for water quality, fisheries and contaminants of emerging concern.
Planning Partners: Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, MA Environmental Trust, Barnstable County Dept. of Health & the Environment, Buzzards Bay Coalition, Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance, Cape Cod Commission, Falmouth Associations Concerned with Estuaries and Salt Ponds, Friends of Chatham Waterways, Harwich Department of Natural Resources: Water Quality Task Force, Martha’s Vineyard Commission, Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group, Silent Spring Institute, Three Bays Preservation, Waquoit Bay NERR, UMass Boston Nantucket Field Station and School for the Environment, UL/Eurofins Eaton Analytical, US EPA New England Laboratory
Overview of Nantucket Sound Water Quality Monitoring Program
Dr. Amy Costa, Center for Coastal Studies
Trends in Fish and Invertebrate Abundance in Nantucket Sound Observed by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Trawl Survey, 1978-2013
Jeremy King, MA Division of Marine Fisheries
Water Quality in Chatham: How Water Quality Monitoring Results Have Been Used in Making Local Decisions
Dr. Robert Duncanson, Town of Chatham
Contaminants of Emerging Concern: What Are They and Should We be Concerned
Dr. Mark Benotti, Battelle
Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Cape Cod’s Groundwater and Drinking Water and How We Can Reduce Their Presence in the Environment
Dr. Lauren Schaider, Silent Spring Institute
Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Nantucket Sound and Its Associated Estuaries and Salt Ponds
Dr. Amy Costa, Center for Coastal Studies