Penn State F.I.S.H. Program

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Beaver Run in Winter

Our township has so many wonderful streams that provide clean drinking water for those living down stream.

They are also  habitats for a huge variety of  aquatic life and it’s important to be aware of them in our township.

Penn State Extension has a new program that residents can participate in, as community scientists, called F.I.S.H.


                            First Investigation of Stream Health.

FISH is a simple, family-friendly activity that asks easy-to-answer questions about what you see around a stream. 

Keeping a record of stream health data with F.I.S.H. helps you and others understand how the health of the stream habitat is changing over time.

Our EAC would like to encourage our residents to participate by monitoring a stream on their property or some where in the township.

Another important program in the winter months is the Salt Watch stream monitoring program. The Izaak Walton League of America provides kits for 

measuring salt  levels in stream and registering the data. This is also a family friendly project for students all ages. You can order a free kit here.

Please let us know if you are participating in either of these efforts in our  township watershed. Thank you.