Wednesday, April 6, 2011
AU Earth Week Stimulates Moss Hill Stream Clean-up Project
As part of AU's Earth Week activities and green campus initiatives, TriBeta and the Environmental Science Program co-hosted a stream clean-up project in and around Moss Hill. About 14 AU students, faculty, and family members picked up buckets*, bags, gloves, and boots and braved cold temperatures to tidy up a section of this local natural habitat.
The wooded site borders the western edge of campus (behind the tennis courts). Biology classes have used the stream for field projects for several years, and the mature woods along either side has helped out many botany students looking for examples of spring wildflowers. Students have often been surprised to learn that there is a stream back there, and are excited to find salamanders and fish as they work on their sampling.
*Thank You! to Home Hardware, Ashland, for their generous donation of buckets to help with this and future clean-up projects!