Our first field trip was to the newly installed rain garden at the Willamette Center (27th & Willamette Street). This rainscaping project is the first of its kind in Eugene. Commercial property owners, private investors, the City of Eugene, and the Long Tom Watershed Council (LTWC) have collaborated to retrofit an existing building to manage storm water. The building's proximity to Amazon Creek lends to the importance of reducing and treating runoff for healthier and safer urban waterways.
Recording observations using our senses of sight, sound, touch, and smell
Adding a reagent to the water sample
For more information on the Long Tom Watershed Council and projects in our area,
check out their website: http://www.longtom.org/