Riverkeeper
 

Scientific Projects

 

 

We are in need of funding for these Projects and General Operating Expenses and Equipment. Please consider donating. All donations are tax deductible.


 

Big Spring in Newville, Pennsylvania


This project will gather all data for the last 7 years (biological, chemical,geological, physical) access,analyze, graph, as well as fall and spring biological and chemical benchmarks.  All data will be combined and written up in a massive report made available to the public, state, and watershed (Big Spring Watershed Association).  Please contact us if you are interested in this project. Bigspring@riverandgamekeeper.org

 

Antietam Creek in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

This stream needs benchmarked biologically and chemically to establish a  baseline because future development will destroy this little gem of stream. Please contact us if you are interested in this project.  Antietam@riverandgamekeeper.org

 

Benthic Protocols for Acid Mine Drainage

This is a national study.  Rapid Bioassessment protocols have been established for streams for organic pollution by the EPA.  These RBPs when done properly by competent aquatic scientists work very well.  However, they do not work well for other types of pollution.  This study will lay the foundation for determining  successional protocols to map the course of recovery for these types of streams.  These studies are long overdue and these streams will not come back unless studies and protocols of this type are established.  Please contact us if you are interested in this national project. AMD@riverandgamekeeper.org

 

 

The Chesapeake Bay: Can it be Saved? A Video Documentary

Since I’ve put more nets in more streams and have done more observations and studies over the years on the streams going into the Bay,   I think I have a very good handle on this fiasco.  The Bay is a national treasure or should I say a national disaster!  More money has been wasted on the Chesapeake than any body of water in the USA.  From poor science to politics and cover-ups it’s time the public and the nation were told the truth on the what has occurred and what the chances are of the Bay surviving without the propaganda from all sides.  Please contact us if you are interested in this national project. Bay@riverandgamekeeper.org

 

Middle Spring Creek, Shippensburg Pennsylvania

Middle Spring Creek, Shippensburg, PA.  Once a thriving trout stream this stream has been degraded. We seek funding to benchmark this stream to establish a biological and chemical base line,  thus forcing the state DEP to act.  If interested please contact me: gene@riverandgamekeeper.org