Monthly archive for November 2010

How does planting trees and grasses help?

     Siltation/erosion/sedimentation is the #1 pollutant in our watershed.  The grasses will help to settle out suspended sediment in the water to help hold down the soil that could be washed away because there is nothing to hold down the barren soil when the water comes rushing

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60 Million Fish Dead/Year; New Permits now in place! GOOD NEWS

Recapping this article; The FirstEnergy’s Bay Shore plant kills more fish than all others in Ohio combined and is one of the largest sites for fish kills in the region. Bay Shore kills up to 46 million adults and 14 million juveniles a year whenoperating at full

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Mercury Contamination in 96% of Wastewater Discharge Samples from Public Treatment Facilities (USGS)

High Mercury Levels Found in Water Throughout Indiana http://www.wqpmag.com/High-Mercury-Levels-Found-in-Water-Throughout-Indiana-newsPiece22021 USGS study shows that rain and wastewater discharges are sources November 18, 2010         Mercury contamination in water and fish throughout Indiana has routinely exceeded levels recommended to protect people and wildlife, according to the

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20 Things You Didn't Know About Water

DiscoverMagazine.com 2009 by Rebecca Coffey 1. Water is everywhere – there are 332,500,000 cubic miles of it on earth’s surface.  But less than 1% of it is fresh and accessible, even when you include bottled water. 2. And “fresh” can be a relative term.  Before 2009, federal

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Did you know, why plastic bags blow?

I took 2 weeks to make my Halloween costume.  I collected 4 women’s household plastic bags and about 20 of my own. All the bags were sewn onto a trench coat to make “Bag Monster.”  My Bag Monster had 688 attached bags that I wore for Halloween…and

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What to plant in yard, what NOT to plant?

Even though these plants are prohibited from being planted in natural areas or riverbanks, many of these plants are sold in nurseries to homeowners.  When planting the undesired foliage in our yard, they end up in natural areas and riverbanks.  The homeowners do not realize these plants

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