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Education and outreach

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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Join us for our 2014 summer workshop, June 9 and 10:



State of the Stream:
     How Stormwater Triggers Downstream Degradation in Plaster Creek

Monday, June 9
Bunker Interpretive Center
4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Dinner included for $5.00/person.

Stormwater runoff is rain or snowmelt that drains from surfaces like rooftops, streets, and parking lots and is the single greatest cause of pollution to urban streams. When stormwater enters the creek, there is a dramatic increase in bacteria, sediment, nutrients and other contaminants. Come learn more about these interactions and how you can reduce stormwater runoff on your property and improve the quality of urban waterways like Plaster Creek by capturing stormwater on site. Following the presentation and a simple dinner, you’ll have opportunities for hands-on restoration work.

Please RSVP to Gail Heffner at gheffner@calvin.edu to make sure we have enough dinner!

Tuesday, June 10
Meet at the Bunker Interpretive Center
9:00 a.m. - noon

Meet at 9:00 AM at the Bunker Interpretive Center and we’ll car pool to a restoration site where we’ll install native plants in a bio-swale to help capture stormwater.

 

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.