Entries by Rob H

Water Wednesday ‘Sherwood Elementary’

Last night was the open house for the new Sherwood Elementary. Located right on the South Creek Greenway trail, the new facility is net-zero capable (able to produce as much energy as it uses) and has wide-open spaces for students to collaborate and learn. See more about the very cool set up here. Today, I […]

Water Wednesday ‘Summer Newsletter’

We are in the very comfortable dog days of summer and that means it is time for us to fill you in on what our summer has looked like! Please check out our awesome Summer Newsletter curated and assembled by our own Kelly Guenther, Business Manager extraordinaire. Enjoy! Summer Newsletter! Click here to read! 

Water Wednesday ‘Not Too Late’

“Getting up too early is a vice habitual in horned owls, stars, geese, and freight trains. Some hunters acquire it from geese, and some coffee pots from hunters.” I read Aldo Leopold’s words from his essay “Too Early” from the month of October in the Sand County Almanac. Stumbled upon by surprise, my eyes danced […]

Georgia Paddle Adventure

Paddle Georgia I am pretty late in putting this all together, but I am happy to be finally wrapping it up. On June 18th I left for Georgia on a trip to paddle the Ogeechee River for seven days. I was afforded this amazing opportunity by The Missouri Stream Team and Watershed Coalition, Katy Land […]

Waster Wednesday ‘Georgia On My Mind’

I have been very fortunate this year to receive a scholarship from The Missouri Stream Team and Watershed Coalition to travel to Georgia and spend 7 days and 95 miles on the Ogeechee River. As I go along, I will be sure to update as often as possible and take a lot of pictures. We […]

Water Wednesday ‘Flex Your Mussels’

If you are looking for something to do this Friday I have some suggestions. 1. Come to our Monthly Meeting. It’s at the Midtown Carnegie Library at 7:30am. Learn about our freshwater mussels from Dr. Chris Barnhart. 2. Use your brain muscles at the Mobile Library event at The Watershed Center! We will have hikes […]

Water Wednesday ‘Zen and the Art of Stream Cleanups’

I have been talking to folks lately about our field trips. These are people who work in some sort of environmental field, like recycling, sustainability, or engineering, and they want to help with field trips at the Watershed Center. I hear things like, “I want to get involved in the other side of environmental work.” […]

Water Wednesday ‘It’s 80 degrees outside’

Attention Dear Reader: It is 80 degrees and sunny outside. Please step away from the computer and go outdoors or at least open a window. Drink plenty of our wonderful local tap water and explore your own watershed by foot, canoe, bicycle, hands and knees, or however you can get around it. Splash in a […]

#FieldTripFriday ‘Old School vs New School’

  Field Trips at the Watershed Center are no new game to us. Mike started leading them when he was a bright-faced young man and I continue the project today with interns and volunteers that cover the age spectrum. The point is that these field trips, while they are our bread-and-butter here at theWatershed Center, never […]