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Exploring Ecosystem Engineers With the Rock Pack Experiment

Scientists and educators from Montana State University and Stroud Water Research Center have created an exciting extension of the Leaf Pack Network: the Rock Pack Experiment.

Leaf Pack Network News, Fall 2016

Did you miss the Introduction to the Leaf Pack Network webinar in September? Whether you’re a seasoned or new leaf packer, this webinar is for you. Leaf Pack Administrator Tara Muenz hosted a 30-minute walkthrough that covered all the basics.

Breaking New Ground By Studying Bugs

David C. Richardson wrote in the professional journal Stormwater about Forest Grove Community School in Oregon and Mahopac High School in New York, two of the schools that are using the Leaf Pack Experiment and getting results that are making a real difference to their communities.

Leaf Pack Network News, Fall 2007

To educate New York City residents about their drinking water supply, twelve high school students traveled 200-miles in July, from the Catskill Mountains to NYC. It took them three weeks to hike, tube, and row from the source of the water supply to the city itself – from Mountaintop to Tap.

Leaf Pack Network News, Spring 2007

“Preserving our environment is one of the most important issues my generation has to deal with. The “Mountaintop to Tap” trek will help many people realize the importance of preserving our watershed so that we don’t lose that which is so vital to life: freshwater.”

Leaf Pack Network News, Fall 2005

We have heard from many of you over the years that have lost leaf packs during high stream flow events. Here are some tips showing how Stroud Water Research Center Director Dr. Bern Sweeney ties leaf packs in the often “flashy” Brandywine Creek in Delaware.

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