Keeping an eye on the health of our watershed is an ongoing task. We conduct research on various water quality issues to maintain an unbiased snapshot of our local waterways. Research projects include: water quality monitoring, identifying waterbodies with highest recreational potential, documenting public access use, identifying physical and legal impediments to waterways, and habitat conditions. Waterkeeper utilizes trained staff, consultants and interns to conduct research. Waterkeeper's recent projects with a research component include: