The Bronx River Citizen Science Stewards Program was established in 2004 in order to create a baseline of water quality data on the Bronx River and make information easily accessible to the public.
Baseline water quality information is a useful tool for decision makers to balance environmental quality and economic sustainability. At present, there is a lack of accessible standardized comprehensive data regarding water quality in the Bronx River. This is due to limited resources available to monitor the river. The Bronx River Citizen Science Stewards Program will create standardized water quality data by training volunteers and connecting with current volunteer monitoring groups.