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Beach and stream sanitary survey

  1. 1. Beach and Stream Sanitary Survey Welcome to the team!
  2. 2. Introductions Dr. Scott Zimmerman – Director ECDOH Director of Laboratory and Environmental John Finster – Engineer, EPA Grants Field Supervisor – Forecast Modeling and Weather Stations Chris Riley Field Supervisor - Stream Sanitary Survey Lori Zimmerman Field Supervisor – Beach Sanitary Survey Nicole Bennett Field Intern Rebecca Hensel Field Intern Katie Kabacinski Field Intern Anna Zimmerman Field Intern Beverly Lewinski Field Intern
  3. 3. Grants <ul><li>5 </li></ul><ul><li>NYSDOH – Beach Monitoring Grant </li></ul><ul><li>USEPA – Forecast Modeling and Weather Station Grant </li></ul><ul><li>USEPA – Beach Sanitary Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Sub award NYSDOH Stream Sanitary Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Sub NYS Office of Parks – Stream Sanitary Survey </li></ul>
  4. 4. Overview <ul><li>Beach Sampling will not begin till first week in June (when QAPPs have been approved and accepted by EPA) </li></ul><ul><li>Weather stations need to be set up (JF) </li></ul><ul><li>Stream survey can begin, however no sampling will occur until QAPP accepted) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Weather Station Set-up <ul><li>Priority #1 – we must have these set up soon </li></ul><ul><li>Able to access data from off-site </li></ul><ul><li>This will be determining factor for on-call ½” or more rain events </li></ul><ul><li>Average annual and monthly rainfall </li></ul>
  6. 6. Stream Sanitary Survey <ul><li>Number of point source discharges likely to impact the beach areas </li></ul><ul><li>2011 – Big Sister Creek </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outlets and Outfalls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos and GPS coordinates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2012 – 2013 – Delaware Creek, Muddy Creek, Fern Brook (intermittent), Little Sister, Barricks </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually – Rush and Blasdell Creeks? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Chris Riley <ul><li>This will be the “tough” summer work </li></ul><ul><li>You will be wading through stream water in remote locations </li></ul><ul><li>You may be fighting overgrowth vegetation…… and </li></ul><ul><li>GIANT Bugs!? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Beach Sanitary Survey <ul><li>Completed in accordance with the USEPA’s Great Lakes Beach Sanitary Survey User Manual. (QA/QC) </li></ul><ul><li>A “Routine and Annual Sanitary Survey Form” will be completed for each listed beach. </li></ul><ul><li>8 + Woodlawn Beach State Park </li></ul><ul><li>Hamburg, Wendt, Bennett, Pioneer Camp & Retreat, St. Vincent DePaul Camp, Evans Town Beach, Point Breeze Campground, Lake Erie Beach </li></ul>
  9. 10. Beaches
  10. 11. Summary of Beach Sampling <ul><li>Late May – Late June (Friday before opening of public beaches) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 days a week + rain events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Late June (Beach opening) – Late August (prior to beach closing) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 days a week + rain events </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Late August – early September </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 days a week + rain events </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Sampling Locations <ul><li>Samples will be collected directly in front of the lifeguard chairs at a depth of 18 inches. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evans – 2 chairs so sample should be collected from directly between </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hamburg – directly in line with the southern most lifeguard chair </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Samples <ul><li>Sample bottles and labels will be provided and obtained from the Erie County Public Health Laboratory as needed </li></ul><ul><li>Samples will be collected in 400 ml bottles, labeled (preprinted), wiped dry, placed in zip lock bags and stored on ice </li></ul><ul><li>Samples will be delivered to the lab ASAP but at no time in more than a six (6) hour time lapse. </li></ul><ul><li>Samples need to be into lab by 10 AM everyday including weekends. </li></ul><ul><li>If there is a rain event you will also be collecting samples from the creek discharge points and therefore will need MORE time! </li></ul><ul><li>So….you likely need to be up and out your door at OMG early in the morning!!! </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>This would be a “full” day of work. Begin at Woodlawn and work south to Lake Erie Beach – collecting from all eight (9) beaches and returning samples to lab </li></ul><ul><li>Mileage on your vehicle will be billed out as an hourly pay rate. </li></ul><ul><li>You get 6 hour pay for about 4 hours of actual work….. </li></ul>
  14. 16. Equipment and Scheduling <ul><li>The following equipment will be provided by the County </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Protective Equipment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chest waders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gloves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ECDOH Shirts/Jackets (for identification purposes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long-sleeved rubber gloves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other cold water-protective gear as needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waterless antimicrobial hand cleaner </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sample collection equipment/materials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coolers (dedicated to field intern) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICE (collected from Southtowns Sewage Treatment Plant) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depth Measuring Devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample bottles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sample bottle labels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laboratory requisition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Data Collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Covered (water resistant) Clipboards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waterproof Pens/Drafting pencils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thermometer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GPS – necessary for stream sanitary survey (SSS) </li></ul><ul><li>Camera - SSS </li></ul>
  15. 17. Other items issued by ECDOH <ul><li>T-Shirt with ECDOH official logo – this must be worn for all work to identify you as an employee of the County on official business </li></ul><ul><li>A laminated parking placard – this must be displayed on your front dash when working </li></ul><ul><li>ECDOH ID – you should complete the form and make arrangements to have photo ID taken at Rath Building in Buffalo </li></ul><ul><li>ID should be worn for all field work! – this is for your safety….. </li></ul>
  16. 18. Dedicated Equipment <ul><li>You will each receive a “kit” of the aforementioned equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>It is expected that you will keep it in your vehicle or home so that if on call – you will be able to leave from your home </li></ul><ul><li>When you drop sample bottles at lab – pick up an empty set for emergency on-call and weekend work. </li></ul>
  17. 19. Scheduling for Beaches <ul><li>LZ will be scheduling the beach sampling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This will be done on a Google spreadsheet and will be accessible to all of you via Gmail or Google – look for a link soon. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Katie will be used for on-call rain events and weekend sampling only – as she will spend most of her time in the lab this year. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nicole has several conflicts with research project and therefore may not be utilized as often for beach sampling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rotations will begin with 3 or 4 of us including weekends and on-call </li></ul></ul>
  18. 20. Questions?? <ul><li>You will all be part-time to start – which equates to approximately 23 hours/week </li></ul><ul><li>Once the beach sampling schedule is complete, Chris will be utilizing you for the SSS – Big Sister Creek </li></ul><ul><li>And John will be using some of you for Forecast Modeling and Weather stations! </li></ul>
  19. 21. What’s next? <ul><li>We need to schedule two (2) days of field training. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One day for beach sampling protocol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One day for SSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unfortunately this will likely need to occur late afternoon for the BSS and a Saturday or Sunday for the SSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Check your calendars and let’s plan for a field training date for the BSS on Thursday June 2 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time and Location TBD </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I will defer to Chris and John for the other training date and time. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>