FCCD finished up the summer and began the fall with several fun water quality events. At the end of July, we helped teach kids about healthy rivers with Cascadia CD’s Rolling Rivers Display at Entiat River Appreciation Day. In late August, we set up our display at the Waterville NCW Fair and taught interested folks about pollution in watersheds, pH testing, and soil texture composition. In September, we splashed around in Icicle Creek, looking for invertebrates with school kids at the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival, and we held a renewable energy workshop at the Waterville library to inform residents of REAP grant benefits. In October, we talked about pollution in our watershed with the FCCD watershed model and through the Incredible Journey game (the journey of a water molecule) at an afterschool program at the Waterville Library. We also had a volunteer restoration event on Make a Difference Day, and planted about 500 riparian plants.
Looking ahead, FCCD will present a success story of their Multiple Species Conservation Plan at the IRIS Success Summit, and provide more volunteer events for restoration in the fall, weather permitting. We hope to see you out there!