Americorps Stream Team Assistant Program
Tom Arth is an Americorps volunteer serving as our Stream Team Assistant until August 2007. He is working half time, splitting his hours between the Bryant Watershed Education Project and Missouri Stream Team. We are very excited to have him on board!
Water Quality Monitoring Stream Data
On February 15, Tom participated in a series of demonstrations at Ava Elementary School. The photo shows a boy trying to suck water up through a series of straws to show how impossible it is for an 80 foot tree to suck water up that high. Tom demonstrated water tension by floating paperclips on water, and adding pennies to a full glass of water until it overflowed. He also demonstrated testing the pH, dissolved oxygen, and nitrates of Ava city water.
In January, Tom organized a Stream Team cleanup of Howell Creek and the Neathery Skate Park in West Plains. It was a cold day, but a good crew turned out. In the photo below, Tom is standing on the far right. The cleanup was co-sponsored by KSPQ-94FM with a remote broadcast truck at the site.
AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects Americans in intensive service to meet our countrys critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Missouri Stream Team sponsors river cleanups and many other activities throughout the state.
This is the Web site of the Bryant Watershed
Education Project, based in West Plains, Missouri. Our site is a toolkit
for exploring the Bryant Creek, North Fork, Eleven Point and Upper
Spring watersheds in the southern Missouri Ozarks.