New Wallkill watch group investigates algae in river

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NEW PALTZ – The Wallkill River Watershed Alliance, formed in June, is monitoring and reporting on water quality issues on the river.
The alliance said over the course of the past few months, a series of potentially toxic algae blooms were observed in the river with a sample of one turning up cyanobacterial species that they say have potentially toxic strains.
While algae may be a sign of excessive nutrients in the river, the Alliance is concerned about their harm to the aquatic life and “best use” of the river.
The alliance is a volunteer group with a mission to restore the ecological health of the Wallkill River and its watershed.