Clean Water Corner

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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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    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