Stream Segment: Pink
Contact Name: Philip Moffat
Number of Participants: 7
History with the AAS Program
This is our first season with Adopt-A-Stream! We have been involved for over two years with water research in and around Pullman, and recently decided to begin caring for a specific stream section. So far this water year, seven volunteers have worked on cleaning up our newly adopted stretch of Dry Creek.
Reason for joining AAS Program
It's a great way to serve the community by cleaning up public spaces and caring for the water draining through our piece of the Palouse River Basin. Working alongside family and friends to steward our local space and resources also develops our connection to Pullman and the people here.
Most rewarding experience with the AAS Program
Our group is made up primarily of students ranging from preschool to graduate school, and its great to see connections between what we learn in the classroom and the environment. Getting outside to look at the streams and see how they respond to the climate throughout the year is what we are really looking forward to! It is also great to instill some sense of pride in community in the youngest kids while teaching them a unique way they can serve others and take care of the environment.
Favorite memory from AAS Clean-Ups
The clean-up we did in December was snowy and cold but we really enjoyed seeing the ducks kicking around in Dry Creek. We also found a useable cast iron pan; it went to a good home with an undergrad!