March 13, 2006

Monitoring Six Mile Creek

This morning's Ithaca Journal takes a look at the Six Mile Creek Volunteer Monitoring Partnership, twelve volunteers backed by the Towns of Dryden, Carolina, and Ithaca as well as the City of Ithaca who sample the water in Six Mile Creek. The Community Science Institute coordinates the project and provides the testing, and has a page about the project. (I wrote an article about their training in 2004.)

On the opinion page, Nancy Suci of Dryden writes:

I think we must defend our interests too, with intelligent diplomacy and persuasion. But we must also remember that our government's first responsibility is to our own people, their education, housing, health care and the civic freedoms that define our constitutional democracy. In my adult life this ideal of good government seems no longer accepted.

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