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By Donelle Nicole Dreese

ISBN-10: 0313353123

ISBN-13: 9780313353123

America's usual areas: East and Northeast examines over 50 of the main magnificent and demanding parts of this area, with every one access describing the significance of the realm, the natural world that it helps, threats to the survival of the area, and what's being performed to guard it. equipped via country in the quantity, this paintings informs readers in regards to the large choice of common components around the east and northeast and identifies areas which may be close to them that display the significance of retaining such areas.

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16 America’s Natural Places: North and Northeast Another important activity taking place in the preserve is the ongoing study of the water quality of the Burrows Run stream that runs through the preserve. Studies conducted by the Nature Society suggest that the stream remains relatively clean and unpolluted based on the substantial macroinvertebrate populations in that they require a healthy aquatic environment to survive. Nineteen fish species live in the Burrows Run, including the green sunfish, which has not been seen anywhere else in Delaware.

Committed to raising funds that support Griffith Woods, this group promotes educational research of Griffith as a historical, ecological, and archeological site of interest to students, researchers, and community members. Since Griffith Woods is not open for public access, Friends of Griffith Woods also funds and hosts activities that offer guided tours, workshops, and seminars that explore the native vegetation. One of the primary goals of the Friends of Griffith Woods and the other agencies managing this landscape is to restore Griffith to a condition close to what it looked like prior to European settlement.

The Nature Conservancy, along with a host of state and local agencies, works to protect the watershed. Along with continuing to acquire more acres of land in the watershed for preservation, the conservancy conducts workshops with landowners in the area to educate residents in sustainable stewardship of their properties. Also of importance is the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, an organization that promotes sustainability within the watershed, provides cultural and educational resources for people who live in the watershed, and offers volunteer opportunities for those who want to help.

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