Projects Completed 2002-2007
The rapid pace of urban growth in the geologically sensitive Valley Water Mill sub-watershed led the Watershed Committee to apply for Clean Water Act Section 319 funds to address urban and suburban sources of nonpoint pollution, implement water-friendly practices as demonstrations and to build and design educational facilities where citizens learn about nonpoint source pollution and develop skills to address the problems.
The Springside Learning Station deck surface and foundation were constructed out of 100% recycled plastic material and built with volunteer labor. The platform accommodates about thirty students and is located adjacent to Sander Spring. The WCO and partners dedicated this learning station to former DNR employee Becky Shannon.