1. Rain Barrels: Preventing Water Pollution Starts at Home


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    Everyone's heard terms like rainwater recycling, rain gardens, and rain barrels lately, but chances are pretty good that most of us don't know what they mean--and if we do, most of us average folks probably think they're far too complicated for us and best left to the hard core Greenies that live down the road. Not so fast: Rain Barrels are easy to install, provide free water for non-drinking use--and best of all, MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE TO OUR LOCAL RIVERS AND STREAMS! Check it out--and do your part to keep pollution out of your local waterways. Going Green starts with one little step... Get educational materials for this video on EcoExpress.org: http://ecoexpress.org/video_detail.php?videoId=164&notes=0,1,1,1 Learn more about stormwater management on StormwaterPA.org: http://www.stormwaterpa.org/rain-barrels-preventing-water-pollution-starts-at-home.html

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    • Erie and Its Environment: Gobi Fish & Zebra Mussels


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      Ecosystems are all about interdependence, so when a non-native alien species enters the picture, things can go terribly wrong. When Zebra Mussels and Gobi Fish get into the Great Lakes ecosystem, they upset the balance of life. They also affect people's health, because these alien invaders carry toxins that get concentrated as they move up the food chain. There's no easy solution, but until scientists deal with the invaders, locals have to be careful about the fish that they eat.

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      • Solving Runoff Block by Block


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        In cities, we have severely altered the natural water cycle; during storms, this can cause street and basement flooding and result in rainwater carrying pollution into our rivers and streams. Greening movements all over the country are finding new ways to manage this problem and are considering stormwater runoff as a resource instead of a waste. Every homeowner can play a role and have a positive impact through simple actions like disconnecting downspouts, keeping storm drains clean, and diverting rooftop runoff into rain barrels.

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        • From Bay to PA


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          Whatever we do on land affects the quality of water in our rivers and streams--and in Pennsylvania, that means we're impacting the Chesapeake Bay.

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          • Stream Team Project Introduction


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            This video was shown to Stream Team classes to introduce them to the year-long science project.

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