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Steward in the Spotlight
WSU Environmental Science Club
Contact: Jennifer Beyer
Number of Participants: 6
What is your history with the Adopt-A-Stream Program? How many years have you participated? Number of volunteers involved over the years?
"We have participated in the Adopt-A-Stream program for more than 3 years, since before PCD took on the project. Over the last three years, we have had at least 15 people volunteer in total."
Why did your group decide to join the Adopt-A- Stream Program?
"We decided to join the program because we want to make as much of a difference as possible in the Pullman community. Our club values the protection and preservation of the environment and the ecosystems that support the world, and want to prevent as much damage as possible so that we can live in a more sustainable world. We believe in not only saying what we believe, but also in taking actions that reflect our values and make a positive impact on the world."
What do you find to be most rewarding as an Adopt-A-Stream Steward?
"Our members find that the most rewarding part of being a Steward for this program is the knowledge that we are preventing harm from coming to the ecosystems, wildlife, and humans that rely on the river further downstream. It is also a great bonding experience for our members to be able to spend time with each other while also helping to reduce pollution of the river."
Any memorable stories to share from past cleaning events?
"We found some cool things down there, like snake skins, a tire, some old real estate signs, and a geocache box!"