Enfield Creek at Robert H. Treman State Park. CSI volunteers have been monitoring the water quality of this creek and many other tributaries in the Finger Lakes region for over a decade. All data collected can be found on CSI's Online Water Quality Database
When was the last time you tested your drinking water? Would you like to make sure your pond is safe for swimming? Our certified lab is here to help. Our lab is certified in over 30 methods to test potable and non-potable water.
Join us during open lab nights to explore the extraordinary world of organisms that live in streams. Develop your skill at identifying benthic macroinvertebrates and help CSI staff assess the health of local streams.
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Enjoy a cruise on Cayuga Lake while learning about water quality! Join us at a local Start Park to learn about stream ecosystems! Our 4-H2O Youth Education Program provides unique opportunities to learn about environmental science.
We partner with volunteers to monitor water quality in New York’s Finger Lakes and Southern Tier regions to collect data about local issues that matter: urban development, agriculture, fracking and more
Our state-of-the-art online database holds thousands of certified data items for free use and download by municipalities, researchers, and citizens
In 2021, the Cayuga Lake Harmful Algal Bloom (HABs) Monitoring Program received over one hundred reports of HABs on the shoreline of Cayuga Lake. Many concerned community members are taking action to help monitor and
Dear Friends and Supporters of the Community Science Institute, After 20 years of leadership, vision, and rigorous work to monitor and protect our local streams and lakes, CSI’s founding Executive Director, Dr. Stephen Penningroth, is
Comments submitted by CSI Executive Director Stephen Penningroth, Ph.D., to NYSDEC (Comments on Draft Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Phosphorus in Cayuga Lake, New York, submitted on July 2, 2021; available on our
The Community Science Institute presents an online Water and Community event:Patterns of Harmful Algal Blooms and Associated Toxins in Cayuga Lake: Findings from Three Years of Bloom Monitoring Saturday, February 27th 1:00 – 2:30 PM