Chemical Testing BOD- Biological Oxygen Demand, Biodegradable Organic Matter present in the river: Excellent Dissolved Oxygen Level: Poor Nitrate Level: Good Phosphate Level: Good Temperature: 16 degrees Celsius Turbidity: Excellent Fecal Coliform Bacteria: Poor, We found a positive reading for this.
Physical Survey *Left Bank: Forest, Residential Lawns, Parks, Impervious Surfaces and Disturbed Ground. *Right Bank: Wetland, Shrubs, Old Field, Forest, Residential Lawns, Parks, Impervious Surfaces and Disturbed Ground. *Upstream: Stream and Wetland. *Downstream: Stream
Unfortunately, we found tires, steel, wood, trash etc.
Conclusions In conclusion, we had a lot of fun going to River Woods Park. It was disappointing to see so many cans and bottles along the shores and to find tires and pieces of rusted gates. As far as the water quality goes, it was slightly foggy. I think to clean up dog waste, they should add small plastic dog poop bags like the Michigan State Parks such as Higgins Lake State Park. Other wise the park checks out good.
Things we should do- *Add dog poop clean up bags to the park. *Have more garbage can for bottles and cans. *Clean up the woods.
I am an aquatic plant, I am green as a tree in spring, I wiggle in the current, I sway in the riffles, I can give a river life, I can give a river color, I am vegetation. By: Matthew Groh I am a rock, I am black as the blackest charcoal grill, I stay still, waiting for someone to pick me up, I am a beautiful un-estimated treasure, I am a pebble. By: Nick Petrusha