Earthplace has received a $7,800 grant to continue providing student internships in a program that monitors water quality.

The gift from the New Canaan Community Foundation will allow Earthplace's Harbor Watch program to maintain educational internships for high school students in Fairfield County, Earthplace said.

Harbor Watch monitors water quality in Long Island Sound, and interns collect and analyze data, working in the field and in the program's state-certified bacteria laboratory, Earthplace said in a news release.

The recent grant marks the fourth consecutive year the New Canaan Community Foundation has donated money to Earthplace, the nonprofit nature conservancy said.