three fisher people wading in the river and a rowboat

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still river in the summer

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a series of short cascading falls along side large flat boulders

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looking up river towards Hancock, NY

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stark ariel photo of a boat with two fisherman

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Winter on the Delaware River

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Learn About Environmental Sensing for Water Quality on October 6

NARROWSBURG – Dr. Peter Marchetto will present a program on “Open Source Tools for Environmental Sensing” at this month’s Upper Delaware Council meeting on Thursday, October 6, at 7 p.m. at the UDC office, 211 Bridge St., Narrowsburg, NY. All are welcome to hear about the implications for water quality testing.

Marchetto is the Research Engineer and Instrumentation Scientist on staff at FieldKit and Conservify, where he is responsible for calibration, sensor selection, and evaluation, among other system testing and design tasks. Previously, he was an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota’s Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering department specializing in novel biological and environmental instrumentation and equipment design for a variety of fields, from animal behavior to field hydrology to agronomy and beyond.

Pete has a PhD in Biological and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University and his work there as both graduate student and postdoc was spent rigorously building and testing acoustic recording devices for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and novel field instrumentation for the Cornell Soil and Water Lab.

With over two decades of experience as a calibration technician and builder of instrumentation, Pete brings consideration knowledge to the development of sensing systems and devices.

His in-person presentation will be followed by the UDC’s monthly business meeting. A Zoom option is also available to participate. Call (845) 252-3022 or email to request the link.

Delaware River valley in the summer
Photo Credit: David B. Soete
Did You Know?

The main stem of the Delaware River extends 330 miles from the confluence of its East and West Branches near Hancock, NY to the mouth of the Delaware Bay. While almost 7% of the nation’s population relies on the Delaware Basin’s waters for drinking and industrial use, the watershed drains only 0.4% of the continental U.S. land area. In all, the basin comprises 13,539 square miles, including portions of Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.