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Cleaning Up Maryland’s Little Falls Branch Creek

By Jo Dickison April 12th was a perfect day for a creek cleanup event. The morning air was crisp and the Little Falls Branch Creek in suburban Maryland was sparkling in the warm spring sun. The stream cleanup is an annual event hosted by the Westmoreland Hills Garden Club, Montgomery County Parks M-NCPPC (Maryland-National Capital Park…

Giant Dobsonflies: Freshwater Species of the Week

A couple of months ago, I went camping in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Not exactly roughing it, I stayed at a campground with such amenities as a pancake house, a giant trampoline, and a pool. One evening, while relaxing in the pool, enjoying the views of the surrounding hills, I got a start. A giant…

West Virginia Fights Acid Rain by Dumping Limestone Into Streams

Acid rain may not be top of mind these days for many Americans, but that doesn’t mean the problem has gone away. Referring to any form of precipitation with high levels of nitric and sulfuric acids, some acid rain can develop naturally from decay of living things. But the primary cause is emissions from burning…