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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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Plaster Creek Stewards

Working to restore health and beauty to the Plaster Creek Watershed



Our 2015 Spring Event: April 18, 9:00am-12:00pm

Fighting for the watershed in the absence of an enemy:

shifting the way we think about rain


What:

From a young age we learn that the environmental effort is a battle between green and greed. In The Lorax, Dr Suess introduces us to the shortsighted Once-ler, who ignores the Lorax’s pleas while plundering the landscape. This idea, that environmentalism as a fight, is reinforced through familiar Hollywood and nightly news storylines--political interest groups fight over pipelines and policies; activists chain themselves to ancient trees; community groups battle industrial polluters in their neighborhoods--successful environmentalism, we are led to believe, is determined by battles waged and conflicts won.

 

For our 2015 Spring event, we’ll be talking about how we view the efforts to restore Plaster Creek not as a battle, but as a paradigm shift away that better values healthy interactions with our watershed. We will provide an update on many of the good things that are going on in the watershed, and we will highlight a very exciting curb-cut rain garden program focused on the Alger Park Neighborhood. Come and join us for this hopeful community-building educational event that will be followed by restoration opportunities to get out and show the creek some love! Dress for the weather, and bring your favorite pair of work gloves! We’ll have transportation available for those who want it.

 

Where:

*Covenant Fine Arts Center Recital Hall

 

*Wondering where the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall is?

Click here for a map!

 

 

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.