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27th Annual Student GREEN Congress!

On Thursday, March 21st over 350 local students will convene at The Evergreen State College to discuss water quality data across South Sound! In their morning State of the Rivers Sessions they will present the data from their water quality monitoring site and compare with others monitoring in the same watershed. Together they will decide on recommendations of action to improve watershed conditions!

Google Drive Site with South Sound GREEN presentations and maps: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/159xNX91JvKq5U7QVXirgImbePyTvpies

Google Drive Site with Nisqually River Education Project presentations and maps: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1-cWSSfP4Ji4CNbP6fUAbQBqkLL9a-uP7

Environmental Education, Salmon, South Sound GREEN, Water Quality

Water testing in South Sound

IKPThis fall nearly 1200 students visited their local waterways to find out how healthy the water is for salmon.  With mostly sunny, dry days this fall, students fanned out across the Henderson, Deschutes, Eld and Totten Watersheds.  Overall, 57 sites were tested.  Student data showed better than optimal levels of dissolved oxygen in the Deschutes River, cold temperatures (all below 9 degrees C), and low turbidity.  Students will trek back out to their monitoring sites this February to once again collect and test the water, this time making observations on how increased rainfall might change their results.  Many thanks to the teachers and multiple parent and community volunteers who turned out to make this day a success!