- SPECIAL EVENT
- June 25, 2004
Creek Stream Walk
a Stream? Ross M.S. Students Took A Closer Look
Many creeks and streams
throughout Butler County are tucked away in back yards or under
bridges, but out of sight shouldn't mean out of mind.
smallest creeks to our largest rivers, streams are one of Ohio's
most valuable natural resources. Streams have always provided
Ohioans with many uses and benefits. Besides providing drinking
water, streams supply water for industrial use, recreational
activities, and beautiful scenery. Streams also serve as a habitat
for a wide range of creatures. More than 1,400 species of wildlife
depend on how well Ohioans understand, utilize, and care for
among the lessons learned by students from Ross Middle School
as they took a closer look at one of their local streams. These
students spent a morning catching frogs, crayfish, and other
wildlife and found out that beautiful Indian Creek is more than
just a stream. They learned about the Indian
Creek watershed, surrounding local land use and storm water runoff,
stream hydrology, biology, and ecology.
in organizing a stream walk for your school or organization?
Contact the Butler County Storm Water District for more information.
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