A program at Lewis and Clark Community College that is nearly 20 years old will be getting a boost in the form of an educational grant. The college recently received a $2,500 grant from the Captain Planet Foundation to assist with the growth of the college’s Stream Discovery Program.

The program is led by the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center according to Riverwatch Biologist, Matthew Young. He tells The Big Z the funding will help support Stream Discovery projects throughout Illinois.

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The Stream Discovery program provides students with the opportunity to assess water quality in their communities by monitoring local streams. Young says those activities include stream bank and substrate composition, pH and temperature monitoring, and macroinvertebrae composition surveys of wadable streams. For more information on the program, contact Young by emailing him at riverwatch@lc.edu


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