Volunteer River Assessment Program
In 1998, the New Hampshire Volunteer River Assessment Program (VRAP) was established to promote awareness and education of the importance of maintaining water quality in New Hampshire’s rivers and streams. VRAP aims to educate people about river and stream water quality and ecology and to improve water quality monitoring coverage for the protection of water resources. Today, VRAP loans water quality monitoring equipment, provides technical support, and facilitates educational programs to volunteer groups on numerous rivers and watersheds throughout the state. VRAP volunteers conduct water quality monitoring on an ongoing basis and increase the amount of river water quality information available to local, state and federal governments, which allows for better watershed planning.