We need your help to answer key questions that will help us figure out where to protect streams and where to take conservation action.
When do streams go dry? The timing has big impacts on local fish.
Where is the trash? Alert us so that we can collect trash before it heads downstream.
Trash Observation Guide
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Trash cannot be seen on the banks or in the water without searching for it; less than one piece of trash is seen for every 30 feet.
Trash is spread throughout the majority of the area, with a few areas remaining clean. There are 10 or more pieces of trash within the vicinity.
Stream Flow Observation Guide
The presence and timing of stream flow is an indicator as to the health of a stream. It is important to monitor stream flow conditions over the course of the year to determine when a stream goes dry, since the timing can be critical to local animal, plant and fish species.
Isolated Pools - Example 2
Water in stream, but it is not connected, and does not appear to be flowing. Pools of water separated by rocks or other materials.
Flowing - Example 1
Water is continuous, but may not be moving. If a leaf were on the surface of the water, it would not move downstream.