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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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Save Maumee's 3rd Annual ~ Canoe Clean-Up, Can YOU Clean-Up? Update

3rd Annual Update to Save Maumee’s Canoe Clean Up, Can YOU Clean-Up? ~Underbelly of the St. Mary’s River Uncovered~ What an interesting day THANK YOU to all Save Maumee’s 60 energetic river workers! Police, a meth amphetamine lab, batteries, full fire extinguisher & spray paint, Kids Dart,

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Information at your fingertips:

  How to Define “Safe” Water : http://pubs.acs.org/cen/news/88/i39/8839news3.html Indiana Infrastructure gets a D+ for Drinking Water: http://www.news25.us/Global/story.asp?S=1320931 Passing this along from Maraiah at the FW Childrens’ Zoo.  Did you see the article in the Journal-Gazette on Tuesday 9/21?  If you are up for turtle cleaning in Michigan,

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Coal Mining & Energy Production Harm Water Quality

Water is an issue we should talk about a lot more than we do. (Full article below, but here are some highlights)  There is an ancient African Proverb: Filthy water cannot be washed 1) The U.S. withdraws 410 billion gallons of water a day from its rivers,

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River Volunteer Reflects on Experience

You should know that volunteers are the heart of grassroots organizations! Without them, I would have given up on improving our waterways about 5 years ago.  THEY are the ones who work hard, use their own gas money, time, energy, muscles, equipment and then take that message

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Waste in Indiana Waterways

 http://www.nuvo.net/indianapolis/waste-in-indianas-waterways/Content?oid=1274149     Check this article out for yourself…but this excerpt is what I found interesting.  The Upper Maumee Watershed is also considered an impaired stream for PCB’s, heavy metals, Hg, Fish Consumption Advisories (FCA’s), E. Coli and nitrates.  The Upper Maumee remains on the 303 (d)

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Unable to keep phosphorus out of streams?

As you may know, Steuben County passed an ordinance to protect their lakes by restricting the use of phosphorus fertilizer.  They were subsequently told that they did not have the authority to enact this ordinance unless they obtained a waiver from the State Chemist’s office.  After much

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Fact v/s Fiction about Global Warming Support

I want to keep this blog about WATER related issues, but I thought this was important to note who exactly the opposition IS when it comes to supporting “clean and green”. – I thought it was important to note! There appears to be a pattern here. *The

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2 Coal Ash Sites in Indiana – 31 identified nationally so far hundreds expected

http://www.ecofactory.com/news/groups-id-toxic-coal-ash-sites-14-states-demand-regulations-022510 Coal ash is currently being toted as an “green” additive to concrete.  Just to clairify… Coal ash is considered hazardous if it is released into air or water, yet when added to concrete it is then rendered safe?  Eventually, it would be re-released into the environment

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Save Maumee Accomplishments:

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