Tour of Rain Gardens and a Renovated Basin
June 4, starting at 5 pm
We will meet in the shelter in Beckett Park, located at 8551 Beckett Rd, West Chester.. The park spans Beckett Road. Make sure to enter the park alongside the Firehouse, not across the road where the rennovated Mulhauser Barn is.
- Potluck at 5pm
- Samping training at 5:45
- Tour begins at 6 pm
New Projects using Stream Team Research
- New student projects are posted on our research page
- Lindsey Stone, a Miami graduate student, has completed a project looking at the influenece of land cover on water quality
- Poster Depicting Stream Team Data was Awarded at the Water Management Association fo Ohio Conference
Stream team volunteer, and Butler Soil and Water intern, Amy Cameron, presented her research at the WMAO conference on Nov 14. Amy's research used several years of Stream team data collected from a water quality basin in Beckett Ridge. Her study looked at nutrient levels in the basin to see if they decrease as the water flows through vegetated channels and micropools. We are proud to say that Amy won first place at the poster session for her work.
So Who, or What is, the Butler County Stream Team?
The Butler County Stream Team is a group of volunteers that collects, analyzes, and reports water quality data from many waterways in Butler County. We collect samples from streams and rivers in Butler County, Ohio and analyze them for these parameters: nitrates, total phosphorous, bacteria, conductivity, total dissolved solids, pH, turbidity.
The Stream Team exists through the collaborative effort of Butler County resident volunteers, the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability at Miami University, the Butler County Storm Water District, and the Butler Soil and Water Conservation District. Learn more about some of our volunteers on the volunteer spotlight page.
- The first goal of the Butler County Stream Team is to educate the residents about their local water quality issues, including storm water runoff and the pollution it brings to waterways in both rural and urban landscapes.
- The second goal is to provide quality data that meets EPA reportable standards.
How you can participate:
It is easy to be a Stream Team Volunteer! Volunteers are needed to collect samples from local waterways, as well as to analyze those samples at the lab on the campus of Miami University.
You can help even if you have 1 hour. No experience is required.
Volunteer canoe outing on October 1, 2011. For more photos from this and other events, please visit our photos page.