Capstone Project

RotaryPark1Beginning in the 2007-2008 school year, our club has supported the environmental science department at the Greater Latrobe School District in their efforts to address eroding stream banks along Nine Mile Run as it flows through Rotary Park. Over a three-year period, more than two hundred high school students worked to install nineteen log strucures that stabilize the banks and direct the water flow to improve fish habitats. Not only has their effort minimized erosion, but the number of fish species has increased from nine in 2007 to twenty-two in 2010. In the process, students have learned to connect classroom concepts with real-life solutions to environmental problems.


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