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Creek Geeks Field Day
April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community members of all ages are invited to join the Chatham Soil and Water Conservation District for the second annual Creeks Greeks Field Day on Sat, Apr 22, 1pm-3:30pm at Boling Lane Park. This event is free and open to the public. The rain date for this event is Sun, Apr 23.
The Town of Siler City installed Best Management Practices (BMPs) at Boling Lane Park such as wetlands and riparian buffers. Chatham Soil and Water Conservation staff will provide tours of the park where they will discuss the BMPs, native vegetation, and the overall benefits for the Loves Creek Watershed.
Attendees will be able to participate in several interactive activities including:
- Exploring some of the techniques used in stream health assessment and water quality testing in the creek running along Boling Lane Park.
- Searching for macroinvertebrate critters living in the creek.
- Measuring chemical and physical parameters to assess the water quality.
- Using an EnviroScrape watershed model to learn how nonpoint source pollutants affect waterways.
- Learning how to make small changes, as individuals and collectively, which add up to a large impact.
Each of these activities will repeat every 45 minutes to give attendees a chance to visit them all. The Chatham Soil and Water Conservation District will distribute education activity books as well. Residents who wish to attend are asked to register online here. Please be prepared to sign waivers at check-in on the day of the event.
Questions about this event may be directed to Brandy Oldham, Chatham Soil and Water Conversation District Administrator and Education Coordinator at 919.545.8440 or [email protected].