Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tennessee River Rescue

So! Another project!!  While we were in California, we did two beach cleanups.  We recorded the information of all the debris we found and sent it in to the Ocean Conservancy. So, I thought I'd record some data collection and incorporate it into a local cleanup, the Tennessee River Rescue.  It happened to line up nearly perfectly with an event the Ocean Conservancy is hosting called the Inernational Coastal Cleanup.  The River Rescue has now been added to the list as a cleanup station/event.

Last Tuesday I had a meeting with the council of the River Rescue, and they agreed data collection would be a wonderful idea.  Christine Bock, the lead horticulturist at the Tennessee Aquarium and one of the two main planners for the rescue, helped me by making copies of the data collection sheets this past Sunday.

Here is a picture of me sitting in the Aquarium office Sunday afternoon going through the stacks of 500 data collection sheets and seperating them into 20 seperate groups to cover the 20 zones included in the cleanup.  Along with Christine Bock, I had the help of Nyck Green and Kelly Marie.

I am attending another River Rescue meeting tonight, Tuesday September 20th to help hand out the collection sheets.
The River Rescue will be October 1st in 20 different zones, and I have also been asked to do water sampling during the Rescue.

For more information on the Tennessee River Rescue or to find a zone near you go to this link...
http://www.tennesseeriverrescue.com/  ---There is a link to the zone flyer at the top, or for more information e-mail me.

For more information on the Ocean Conservancy, visit...

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