April 4, 2012

How's Fall Creek doing?

I'm glad someone's watching our creeks carefully. The watersheds for Fall Creek and Virgil Creek together probably include about two-thirds of the Town of Dryden.

Fall and Virgil Creeks - What's in the Water?

Volunteer stream monitors from the Fall Creek Watershed Committee and the Community Science Institute will be presenting their findings on the health of the Fall Creek watershed. This presentation will be held at the Dryden Town Hall meeting room on Tuesday, April 17th from 6:30-8:30 PM.

Join us for a lively panel discussion to learn about the connection between Fall Creek and Dryden's drinking water, where phosphorus comes from and why it matters, what kinds of aquatic life are supported in Fall Creek, and what is being done to keep the creek healthy. Panelists include volunteer monitors and representatives from the Dryden Planning department, Tompkins County Soil & Water Conservation District, Cornell University and the Community Science Institute.

The Fall Creek Watershed Committee is a group of volunteers that partner with the Community Science Institute's certified water testing lab and have been monitoring Fall and Virgil Creeks since 2002. Volunteers sample the creeks from 14 locations ranging from Groton to downtown Ithaca. All results are published in the CSI database online at http://communityscience.org/database. CSI is supported by the Town of Dryden, Town of Ithaca, City of Ithaca, Finger Lakes-Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance and Cornell University.

For more information about volunteering with the Fall Creek Watershed Committee or about the Community Science Institute contact Becky Bowen, Outreach Coordinator, at 607-257-6606.

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