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Raising community awareness about the watershed through workshops, seminars, presentations, and volunteer workdays.

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Research

Monitoring stream health through a research methods class, part of the Biology curriculum.

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Restoration

Implementing on-the-ground habitat restoration throughout the watershed

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Come to our 2014 Fall Event:

Rain Gardens on Steroids: the role of trees and bio-swales in the fight against stormwater pollution

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Meet at the Bunker Interpretive Center
9:00 am - noon

Refreshments will be served.

Stormwater runoff is pollution. Think about this way - it's not just "storm-water" by the time it's piped into our local streams and waterways, it's storm-dirt, storm-fertilizer, storm-bacteria, and all sorts of other storm-pollution. One way to reduce stormwater pollution in our creeks, streams, and rivers is to capture stormwater where it falls using rain gardens and bio-swales.  Join us for a brief educational presentation on the role of bio-swales in watershed restoration, followed by opportunities for planting native trees and plants in two large bio-swales, one on Calvin’s campus and one at Mel Trotter Ministries.  These bio-swales will contribute to the restoration of the Plaster Creek Watershed by collecting and cleaning stormwater runoff from parking lots and other impervious surfaces.

 

Please RSVP to Gail Heffner at gheffner@calvin.edu   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read our Newsletter!Fall 2011 Newsletter

 

Love thy Downstream Neighbor: From Plaster Creek to the St. Lawrence River

Our fall event was Saturday, September 22 10:00am-12:30pm at the Bunker Interpretive Center.

View photos from the project or check out images from the presentation here, and view news coverage here.

 

 

Read our Newsletter!Fall 2011 Newsletter

 

Love thy Downstream Neighbor: From Plaster Creek to the St. Lawrence River

Our fall event was Saturday, September 22 10:00am-12:30pm at the Bunker Interpretive Center.

View photos from the project or check out images from the presentation here, and view news coverage here.