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AOS Biology Students Participate in Stream Studies

Posted on: October 10, 2016

AOS Biology Students Participate in Stream Studies

Both of Mrs. Gillispie’s Biology classes have been testing the water quality of Periwinkle Creek near Mega Foods.

This fall both classes will be monitoring this small section of Periwinkle Creek to see what kind of water exists in the heart of Albany. Some of the tests that are being performed are pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity and temperature.

All of these qualities work together to allow different species to successfully exist in the water system.

Recently Mrs. Gillispie partnered with a non- profit organization called Blue Ocean Project. This group focuses on the cleanliness of water around Oregon. One of their employees is focusing on this very section of Periwinkle Creek, due to its poor conditions.

Over the course of the year the class hopes to take multiple readings of the water, clean up the stream, and help this section of Periwinkle to not only be healthier, but to grow and sustain aquatic life.

Stay tuned for tree planting and river clean up opportunities.

 

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