First Week On The Job

 Steven Smith, the new Environmental Department Assistant, sorting through recycling as part of waste stream analysis.

Steven Smith, the new Environmental Department Assistant, sorting through recycling as part of waste stream analysis.

            My first week as Shinnecock Environmental Assistant has been rather informative.  I am learning a great deal about water monitoring and its importance. I received a certificate through Exo University from YSI online, which assisted in my training on how to use the water monitoring equipment. I have learned how to read the data from our test and know exactly what they reveal about our waters.  To tell you the truth I didn’t pay as much attention as I should be to ground and surface waters.  This experience has made me more conscious of ways to do my part to help the environment.

 Community and office buildings are participating in the department’s recycling program. It has become my understanding that we are collecting data to assist the nation in deciding what form of waste municipality we need for our community.   I will say, I am somewhat intrigued by what lies ahead…