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The NWA launched a pet waste campaign in Sussex County, DE to highlight the importance of picking up after your pet. When it rains, pet waste is washed into the local creek, stream, or river, increasing nutrients, bacteria, and diseases present. For more information and pet owner tips please read our brochure below:
Cambridge Proper Residents! Join us on October 4th for a FREE homeowner workshop to receive information about applying for a rain garden installation on your property. Don’t forget to register! The first 24 households to RSVP will receive a free rain barrel.
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The Nanticoke Creekwatchers’ tidal data have achieved the highest standard set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program and are now Tier III. This means state and federal agencies can use our data for assessments in policy making and management. Great job Creekwatchers, and congratulations!
The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance will be offering a FREE 2-Day Creek Freaks Educator Workshop on Thursday, July 20 and Friday, July 21 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Laurel Public Library. Teachers, Environmental Educators, and Volunteers will participate in stream monitoring in the field, in classroom activities focusing on watersheds, and outdoor experiences to develop a basic understanding of stream ecology.
PLEASE REGISTER HERE
The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance released the 2016 Nanticoke River Report Card on June 10 at the annual Nanticoke Wade In. Both the river and creeks grades dropped to C+, falling from B- and B respectively.
Total nitrogen continues to be the worst indicator, and 2016 was no exception. However, total phosphorus grades broadly dropped, as did chlorophyll a, which indicates runoff pollution and algal blooms. The intense, localized summer storms and more prolonged autumn storms that caused flooding and damaged dams and roads also brought large amounts of rain and runoff info local waterways.
We encourage you to make changes in your home, work, church, community organization, and school landscapes to help reduce the impact of intense rain events, which have increased in this region and are anticipated to continue to increase with climate change.
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