Named for the Scantuck Indians, the Scantic River watershed drains some 90,000 acres in Connecticut and Massachusetts. It is fed by several small tributaries, of which many are considered “Class A” water quality (suitable for drinking).
Volunteer opportunities include participating in the 1 day Source to Sea clean up of the river in the fall or doing some testing of the river water and be included in the World Water Monitoring Day program hosted by The Water Environment Federation (WEF). Water quality testing volunteers will measure 4 key indicators of water quality:
Past year’s studies show the Scantic River to be in good, clean condition. World Water Monitoring Day offers communities around the world a chance to positively impact the health of rivers, lakes, estuaries, and other water bodies. Volunteer opportunities are available for citizens and students.