Category Archive: Water and Recreation

Jan 24

A Super Highway for Aquatic Invaders

The system of locks and canals that allowed ships to bypass Niagara Falls suddenly created a path for invasive species. Tune in to this highway of info: When locks and canals began allowing ocean-going vessels to by-pass Niagara Falls, they did more than open new trade routes to the west. Suddenly… Campbell: “Things like sea …

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Jan 21

An Iconic Waterway

The Erie Canal introduced a new path to the west by connecting Albany to Buffalo. When the Erie Canal was built, it linked the Hudson River to Lake Erie, connecting Albany to Buffalo. That introduced a new path to the west and set the stage for increased trade.  Stewart: “Your other alternative was crossing over …

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Jan 20

The Tale of the Lackawanna River

A community’s perception of their river had to be changed before they believed it was worth the effort to clean it up. Tune in to the tale: The Lackawanna River in Pennsylvania was once a dumping ground for coal waste and sewage. Mcgurl: “Oh, it was a dirty place! It was not some place you …

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Jan 03

A Pennsylvania River Reveals Its True Colors

Public and private groups have treated mine drainage and cleared up the water of the Kiski-Conemaugh. Listen up: Reckner: “When I was a little girl, I grew up along the banks of the river, and we used to go splash around in the water….and when we would come out, our clothes would be stained orange…” …

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Dec 09

Just Add Water

Once drained to make room for agriculture, two Illinois lakes have undergone a dramatic transformation. Listen up: Just add water? That was the recipe for success in Illinois’ Hennepin and Hopper Lakes, which used to be drained to make room for crops. Restoring these lakes to their natural state was an important undertaking. For one …

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