The Bellamy VRAP is an initiative of BORWPP in cooperation with the NH Department of Environmental Services' (NH DES) Watershed Management Bureau . VRAP stands for Volunteer River Assessment Program.
The Volunteer River Assessment Program was initiated in 1998 to promote education and awareness of the importance of maintaining water quality in New Hampshire's rivers and streams. Today, over a dozen volunteer groups monitor rivers throughout the state and provide critical water quality data to the state to assist in assessing the ecological health of our rivers. The invaluable work of the VRAP volunteers increases the amount of river water quality information available to local, state and federal governments, which allows for effective financial resource allocation and watershed planning.
The Oyster River has been monitored by the Oyster River Watershed Association (ORWA) since 2001. Beginning with the 2005 monitoring season (April through October), BORWPP will seek volunteers, set up training and coordinate the monitoring of the Bellamy River. If you are interested in being a volunteer please contact BORWPP at firstname.lastname@example.org The links below will provide information about VRAP and the Bellamy and Oyster River monitoring.