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Subject: [Dnr-hrw-all] FW: Riverwatch Announcements 12-16-03
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 08:58:43 -0500
From: "Lyn Crighton (Hoosier Riverwatch)"
> New York has some very good keys for and pictures of Macroinvertebrates.
> Check it out at:
> The Leaf Pack Network at the Stroud Water Research Center in PA offers
> another way to research benthic macroinvertebrates
> Voshell's "Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America."
> The demand for this title has been strong; it is now in its fourth
> printing. And, because of numerous requests from agencies and educators to
> continue to make this book available, in bulk, at a discount, M&W has
> instituted a permanent discount schedule for bulk purchases (5 or more
> copies) by agencies or educators. The discount schedule to agencies,
> educators, and educational organizations is as follows: 1-4 copies, no
> discount; 5-9 copies, 20%; 10-24 copies, 30%; 25-49 copies, 40%; 50-99
> copies, 45%; 100 or more copies, 50%. Shipping is additional.
> "A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America" is still
> available at a list price of $29.95, but the cost of printing is
> increasing and we are doubtful that we can hold this price beyond the
> present (4th) printing. Those not familiar with this book may review it at
> Jerry N. McDonald, McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company
> 740-321-1140 (voice), jmcd_at_mwpubco.com
> Request for Nominations for the National River Heroes Awards
> The River Heroes Award is a competitive, national award's program seeking
> to honor and recognize [a few of] the heroes of the river and watershed
> conservation movement. Selected nominees will be honored at the River
> Networks River Heroes banquet (Monday, May 24th in Wintergreen, VA - site
> of River Rally 2004). Heroes receive a full scholarship to the River Rally
> and various other gifts. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 13, 2004.
> For application and additional information, check out www.rivernetwork.org
> or contact Katherine Luscher at kluscher_at_rivernetwork.org or 800/423-6747
> 'Twas The Night Before Christmas, and All Through the Watershed
> by Rebecca Buerkett, editor, F. X. Browne, Inc.'s Lake and Watershed News,
> December 2003 (with apologies to Clement C. Moore*)
> 'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the watershed
> Not a creature was stirring, they'd all gone to bed
> The river was nestled all snug in her banks
> Not a sign of erosion, for this we give thanks
> To the citizens who spent their time planting trees
> And the native wildflowers that attracted the bees
> When out near the lake there arose such a clatter
> A deer raised its head to see what was the matter
> It was merely a dog who barked to get loose
> Chasing away a pesky Canada goose.
> The lake, how it shimmered.
> The water, how clean.
> Its hypolimnion well-aerated
> Its IBI value a dream.
> When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
> But signs all around me of people who care.
> Shoreline homeowners who'd come to their senses
> Farmers ensuring their streambanks have fences.
> Well-maintained buffers all planted with trees
> Townships installing their own BMPs.
> Infiltration! Bioretention!
> Sand filters and more,
> To keep dirty stormwater
> From reaching the shore!
> With a staff gage in place at the monitoring station,
> And the permits acquired for wetland restoration.
> I marveled to myself, as I surveyed the scene
> Thank goodness for all who keep my watershed clean!
> Provided by Hoosier Riverwatch 12-16-03
> Lyn (Hartman) Crighton
> Hoosier Riverwatch Coordinator
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