Healthy Streams – Part 1 of 2

Wednesday, June 13th 2018

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Healthy Streams make Healthy Communities: Join us in Exploring your local streams!

It’s a bird, it’s a fish, it’s a bug, oh my! Come get your feet wet and learn about what lives in your local streams! Discover what makes a stream healthy or sick and find out what you can do to improve the woods and water in your own backyard. Explore how local streams and creeks support the habitat for the wildlife we love so much and how we impact the land whether we’re fishing with our kids, planting trees, or building homes.

PART 1: Adults and landowners should join us on June 13th at 6:30 PM, at the Milanof-Schock Library in Mount Joy. The first evening will feature a presentation by the Penn State Ag & Environment Center on streams, wildlife & habitat, and pollution issues, along with simple actions we can all take to improve our local water quality.

This workshop series will also share the smartphone app “FISH: First Investigation of Stream Health” and encourage everyone to use it at home. FISH is an easy to use, science-in-your-yard tool that asks for easy observations of your stream to help judge its health and to show signs of improvement once a restoration project has been completed. This tool is based on a protocol developed by the partners in the Conewago Creek Initiative.