Clean Water

Conserving Water

By reducing impervious surface.

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Land conservation and land use planning/advocacy are the primary ways that PEC works to reduce impervious surfaces.
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Improving Water Quality

Through land management.

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From rural to suburban to urban, there are best management practices (native plantings, livestock fencing) that make water cleaner.
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Restoring Connections

By removing barriers.

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Culverts, low-water crossings and linear infrastructure (i.e. pipelines, highways) can serve as disruptions to healthy stream flow.
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Measuring Success

Through stream monitoring.

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Monitoring water quality, biological populations, and physical features of stream habitat are all vital to understanding stream health.
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Learn more about the history, ecology, and beauty of the Shenandoah by watching "Shenandoah: Voices of the River", a 52-minute documentary produced by the Downstream Project.

 The Downstream Project is a non-profit organization founded to inspire individuals and groups to initiate solutions to ecological issues that threaten their communities. Their mission is to "promote natural resource conservation by stimulating awareness, action and alliances through visual arts and technology."

"Nearly two years in the making, this 52-minute documentary film examines the history, ecology, and beauty of this treasured natural resource -- and the potentially devastating impacts on its future. With TDP founder George Ohrstrom as Executive Producer, and justone of many passionate "voices" to tell her story, "Shenandoah" comes to life through the masterful lens of documentary cameraman George Patterson and crew."

Learn more about The Downstream Project and watch a 2-minute video trailer on their website.

 

 

 

 
 
 

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