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Kelsey Wentling – 2022 Lecture Series

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Virtual Lecture
6:00 pm
$5.00 for CRM Members
$10.00 for Non-Members


Kelsey Wentling, River Steward, Connecticut River Conservancy
Water Quality in the CT River: what is it and how is it measured?



The Connecticut River has a reputation for poor water quality —  does that still hold true?

Once known as the most beautifully landscaped sewer in America, the Connecticut River has been burdened by a reputation of poor water quality for decades. While the Connecticut was the archetypal polluted river of the time, much has changed in the 60 years since it was dubbed with this undesirable title. This lecture focuses on the basics of what good water quality means and how we measure it in the Connecticut River. We discuss what has changed in the last 60 years and the progress still to be made in the next 60 years.

Kelsey got started with CRC in 2019 as a volunteer and then as staff assisting with Source to Sea Cleanup. Prior to joining CRC, Kelsey analyzed how emerging markets might influence Massachusetts’ climate goals, taught a course on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and worked as an AmeriCorps volunteer and outdoor science educator. Kelsey holds an M.S. in Environmental Conservation from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research explored the interface of science and policy in transboundary river basins, using case studies to identify ways to promote the use of science in management decisions.

Photo Courtesy of Kelsey Wentling


September 14
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Jane S Raunikar
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