Water Quality Tester
Water Quality Tester: Detecting Potential Toxins in Algae Blooms
St. Johns Riverkeeper uses algae test strips to detect levels of Microcystin – a harmful toxin that is commonly produced by blue-green algae blooms throughout the St. Johns River.
With these strips in the hands of trained on-call volunteers, our goals are to:
1) Test the Microcystin toxicity level of an algae bloom and;
2) Raise awareness in recreational areas that could potentially cause public health issues.
If there is an algae bloom in your region a St. Johns Riverkeeper staff person will contact trained volunteers on your proximity to the bloom and if you can sample the water quality to detect potential toxins.
Our Water Quality Testing program is already full this season.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get involved in this unique citizen science program in 2020.
Sign up below to let us know you’re interested and we’ll send you more information as we’re nearing next year’s scheduled trainings and programs. You will receive a take-home Algae Bloom Test Kit at our scheduled Water Quality Testing training.
Find more information on Algae Blooms on our Don’t Feed the Algae page.
Remember: Anytime you see an algae bloom whether or not you are testing, please contact St. Johns Riverkeeper or report it through our St. Johns Riverkeeper group on the Water Reporter app. And always report it to the FDEP at www.reportalgalbloom.com or call 1-855-305-3903.