Since 2006, tests have shown fluctuating levels of bacteria in Scotts Creek, Savannah Creek, and a section of the Tuckasegee River where these creeks drain. Some measurements have exceeded the safe limit for recreational use of these streams.
Join us for a presentation of data collected by Division of Water Quality and WATR. Meet Dr. Kimberlee Hall, first-year professor in the WNC School of Public Health. Her specialty is bacteria water pollution, and she is embarking on a new research project in Savannah Creek.
We will also summarize WATR’s plans to assess indicators of water quality, specifically suspended sediments, bacteria, and bio-monitoring by tracking aquatic insects — across the watershed and into Swain County. We are recruiting volunteers to sample their own neighborhood creeks and to adopt nearby creeks too. Please join us!
What: Public Meeting: Yuck! Bacteria in our Creeks
When: Tuesday May 31, socializing at 5:30 pm and meeting from 6:00 to 7:15 pm ***
Where: The Community Room in the Sylva Library
What: Opportunities to become informed about water quality and to join our Citizen Scientists, with a couple of nice door prizes, too.
More: Contact the WATR office at 828-488-8418 or info@WATRnc.org if you can help with refreshments or want more information. We share wonderful mountain water, let’s work together to clean up polluted hot spots and muddy sections of streams.
***Uncertainty in meeting time — check with website after 5/24*****