Wednesday, May 6, 2009

DRBA Visits "The Cove"

On Monday of this week, Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) staff had the opportunity to speak to 7th graders from Halifax County as part of 'Field Days at The Cove', a program sponsored by the Ward Burton Foundation. During the day, 100 youth visited Ward Burton's 2,000 acre property known as The Cove and were able to meet environmental professionals from DRBA, Va Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries, Va Dept. of Forestry, Ferrum College, and Va Natural Resources Commission.

Ward Burton greeting the students

DRBA's station focused on stewardship of rivers and water quality monitoring. The students learned to read pH levels, test for turbidity, and disolved oxygen.
They also learned about the macroinvertebrates that live in streams such as crayfish. The photo below shows a female crayfish carrying eggs.

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