Study by KSU Watershed Assessment and Watershed Analysis classes find contamination in Sandy Springs streams


KENNESAW, Ga. (Jul 21, 2014) — A recent article in the Reporter Newspapers featured work by Kennesaw State University students enrolled in Watershed Assessment and Watershed Analysis classes.

Yard clippings and dog waste are some of the reasons two streams in Sandy Springs become contaminated, says a Kennesaw State University class, whose members presented findings of a six-week summer study to the community on June 24.

The study marked the fourth year the class has teamed with the Watershed Alliance of Sandy Springs to conduct field studies monitoring the health of Long Island and Marsh creeks.

"It's a service for the community and an educational experience for [the class]," said Dick Farmer of the Watershed Alliance.

The class started after Farmer came across a study of Long Island Creek conducted in 2001 by KSU Professor Mark Patterson and got in touch with him.

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