The summer cools, the days shorten, and I go into planning mode. This weekend I joined my plankton friend Mike back at Newtown Creek. He ran a plankton tow and I ruminated on how Newtown Creek Alliance and North Brooklyn Boat Club, along with Mike’s institutions (Pace and AMNH) and LaGuardia CC can collaborate on a monitoring program for the long haul.
When dredging occurs on Newtown Creek (for the sludge loading pier as well as for Superfund), it will be increasingly important to understand baseline turbidity and suspended particles in the column…deep thoughts. Deep and anchoring.