In 1998, Shelley Welsch, spearheaded the establishment of the GREEN CENTER, a non-profit organization for the purpose of providing a natural laboratory and cultural gathering place with a nature lassroom, learning gardens,1/2-acre prairie, 1/2-acre wetland and 26-acre woods.
The Merrimack River, which flows through New Hampshire and Massachusetts, has a long and extensive history with battling pollution. For the past few centuries, the Merrimack has been a hub for industrialization. Particularly in the 1900s, textile mills sprung up all along the river due to the ability to utilize hydropower. While this development helped many cities industrialize and grow substantially, it also has led to extreme levels of pollution in the river. Since the Environmental Protection Agency passed the Clean Water Act of 1972, the Merrimack River has significantly improved in quality. Even so, there are still waste disposal problems that plague the Merrimack. Currently, sewage waste remains a considerable concern in polluting the
I conducted a survey of Pulaski county residents to get their opinion about the Pulaski county water supply. The purpose of the survey is to get others viewpoint of Pulaski County drinking water so that we can improve our waters system. In the Article “Arkansas Rivers is Too Polluted to Touch” written on April 24, 2000, it states “The river is fairly clean as it flows into Wichita, but by the time it leaves the city, the water is so dirty it is not safe for wading, fishing and touching, said Tom Stiles, chief of the office of planning and prevention at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The river also is not safe for canoeing, kayaking or water skiing.” Have Arkansas Rivers improved within 14 years? This question will help us to see how far Arkansas Rivers have come since the year 2000. According to Carl Safina in “Song for the Blue Ocean” he discussed how pollution can interfere with not only wildlife and aquatic animals, but humans as well. Pollution can get into our water system causing bacteria and diseases. These waters are the same that runs in our faucets and pipelines. I will discuss resent studies of central Arkansas water quality later in the survey report.
I’m Kallie Sweere one of the 8th grade students from Detroit Lakes Middle School. On December 21st DLMS 8th graders got together with other social classes. We got in groups of three, my group was Abby Brininger, Porsha Hermanson and myself. Thanks to the Detroit Lakes Rotary Clubs we gave $25 to people in need. How this works is we loan $25 to someone who needs it and they will pay us back.
The local issue as described in the first Milestone submission is water quality. Independence is a rural area in southeast Kansas. With a population of 9,453 residents being reported in last year’s census reports of the town of Independence, you can imagine that it is a relatively small community when compared to even your hometown. This population total is significantly lower this year with the closing of the local hospital in December of last year, with a community lacking the basic necessity of an emergency room and medical testing facility, many residents have decided to make a change and move to a more stable area. With the closing of the hospital the city of Independence has decided to spend $3.5 million to renovate the vacant facility into a new city offices location, in an attempt to modernize the township and combine all of the city’s services into a central location. This decision was made by our local representatives because they felt this was the best way to spend the tax payer’s money, the irony of the situation is that the hospital needed $3.5 million to renovate the facility for themselves in order to pass the states medical inspection and remain open to the public.
In 1960, Lake Erie was very polluted A lot of the cities such as Toledo, Sandusky, and Port Clinton’s waste was dumped into Lake Erie. Many of the factories that were surrounding the lake erie would dump their waste into the river, which was the cause of a lot of the pollution. Pesticides and chemicals from nearby farms washed off into the river whenever it rained, so the chemicals started to pollute the river. The cities that surround the near by river or lake paid a huge amount of money to get new sewer systems to help keep the water clean. This major source of freshwater is critical to the survival of the entire ecosystem and must be protected at all costs.
The need for water in all of society is of the upmost importance in order for humankind to survive. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) states that the Earth’s surface is made up of about 70% water and only 3.5% of the water is fresh water suitable to consume (Perlman, 2013). In order to have the resource of water that society needs, companies such as the Trinity River Authority (TRA) are formed in different communities around the globe. Water supply and reclamation companies range in size and structure from public to privately owned and run.
A site called Coobool Creek on the Wakool River, located between Swan Hill and Deniliquin in the Murray River Valley was where G. M. Black accumulated 126 skulls from the suface area near Doherty’s Hut at the Coobool Crossing in 1950 and they were studied by Brown. The 126 crania has been returned to the Aborigines for a reburial. The collection was named the Murray Black collection after G. M. Black who found it and the location in which in was found.
Since the settlement of the American West, rivers have experienced changes in the natural flows and movements. Among these processes flooding has become controlled as dams have been built. Esselman et al. (2011) tracked numerous categories of anthropocentric activities through geographical informational systems. The team found that upstream fish habitats were exponentially impacted by human activities downstream. In addition to the upstream movement of impacts human impacts also travel downstream. Different human impacts on the Yellowstone River versus the Platte River have greatly affected the river ecosystems.
The book describes the challenges and frustrations of the many members of the Green River Task Force. For example, in the early '80s, DNA processing took relatively huge samples, was exorbitantly expensive, and didn't always produce usable results. Technology drastically improved, however, and in 2001 a lab looked at evidence from 1987 with exciting results-Ridgway's DNA sample matched those collected from four suspected victims. Up until that point, no real evidence tied any of the victims to a killer or each other. In 2002, paint found on the clothing of two out of the four women identified as having Ridgway's DNA on them, helped to clinch the case.
With Alternative A, the main flow of the Provo River would be directed into a restored river delta area. Alternative A was designed to maximize the available rearing and spawning habitat for June sucker north of Boat Harbor Drive. The boundary for Alternative A encompasses 507.3 acres. A diversion dam would be constructed in the Provo River and a new channel constructed to divert flow from the existing channel into the delta. Additionally a new outlet dam would be constructed in the lower portion of Provo River/Utah Lake.
Creekview at River Run community is located one mile south of Arapahoe Road, at the intersection of Parker Road and Broncos Parkway. This is a two-story house build around 2003-2004 with a frame construction. Some of the house have basement and some don’t have it. This community is a single-family home where 1-4 people live in the house. The house attaches with two car garages, great patio and garden area. The community is managed by Home Owner Association (HOA) to make this community well organized; therefore, the selling price won’t go down. The HOA has responsibilities such as cleans the snow in major road, keeps the street clean, lawn the grass in public area, and monitor condition of the house. Therefore, houses in this community are well-maintained. Even though the house has a two-car garage, some of the owners still park the car in the driveway. Streetlights, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, speed limit signs, pediatricians crossing, trash can, and fire hydrants are visible around the neighborhood. There is one house is under contract with new owner. Overall, the community is clean and safe.
In addition to the WBS and in order to calculate roughly the PEP’s costs, the PMC will be using approximate estimate. The PEP’s cost is estimated by analogy to the Morgan Water Plant Rehabilitation program, in Cleveland, OH, which has a similar scope of work and capacity (Shook Construction 2013) (Kerzner 2013, pg. 680). The total cost for the Morgan Water Plant Rehabilitation program was $26 million; the Baldwin Water Works Plan Enhancement Program is 15 percent more difficult, taking under consideration the delicate work necessary for the renovation of the historical administration building. These result in an estimated cost of $30 million for the completion of our PEP (Kezner 2013, pg. 680) (www.shookconstruction.com). Finally, the PMC identifies two types of budgets: distributed budget is defined by the man-hours an required for the achievement of the tasks and subtasks established in the WBS, and the essential materials and equipment needed (i.e. 2,500 tons of 20” by 48” ductile iron piping, 48” electrically activated valves, PLC-Based control instruments, filter medias, slate shingles, crane, drillers, concrete, iron gunnels, masonry, exterior windows); management reserve of $3 million used in case of escalations in construction workers salaries, unforeseen delays resulting during