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    What Happens to Stream Life When the Temperatures Drop?

    12/13/2017
    Most aquatic macroinvertebrates (which are indicators of stream health) live in your local streams throughout the winter. How do they stay alive? Full story
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    Alternatives to Road Salts for Safe Winter Driving

    12/06/2017
    We haven’t found the perfect solution for reducing snow and ice on roadways while also protecting natural resources. However, several techniques reduce impacts on the environment and reuse materials that would otherwise go into landfills and water treatment plants. Full story
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    Dirt Doesn’t Hurt: Why Children Need Outdoor Exploration

    11/08/2017
    Stream monitoring is the perfect way to introduce children to outdoor exploration and environmental stewardship. And playing in a stream can exposure them to microbes or "germs" that can be vital to strengthening immune systems. Full story
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    How to Recycle a Pumpkin

    11/02/2017
    Halloween is over, but those pumpkins you used to decorate your front porch will need to be disposed. Don't throw those vegetables in the trash! Instead, learn how to re-use and recycle your pumpkins – creating no waste at all. Full story
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    Road Salt and Stream Health

    11/01/2017
    You many think stream monitoring is not needed during winter months, but that's a myth! Each season presents specific threats to stream health. One such threat is road salt. Full story
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    Three Steps to Water Quality Monitoring

    10/18/2017
    The health of small streams such as Cabin Branch – and there are many such streams in the Potomac River watershed – have a large impact on the rivers into which they flow. That’s why it is important to test water quality in every stream. Full story
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    Turn World Water Monitoring Day into Water Monitoring for a Lifetime

    10/11/2017
    As I packed my car with stream monitoring equipment for a new training workshop, it got me thinking about the connections between clean water and outdoor recreation. I wondered: why is there only one World Water Monitoring Day when we should be monitoring water quality all year long? Full story
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    Connecting Kids with Clean Water and the Outdoors

    10/04/2017
    There are countless benefits from outdoor learning and unstructured time outside. Whether you are a youth program leader, teacher, camp counselor, Scout leader, or parent, the League offers a range of ways to get youth outdoors and involved in clean water. Full story
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