Mahoning River Watershed - Hot Links
Water/River Conservation & Restoration
http://water.usgs.gov Home page for water resources information from the U.S. Geological Survey. Topics include ground water, surface water, water use, water quality, acid rain, toxic substances hydrology.
Water quality and how aquatic life (fish, invertebrates, algae) is used
to measure the overall health of the nation's waters. Lots of links to
state and federal programs as well as other
http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/ Web page
of Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds.
www.restorewildlife.org Sportsmen and women who, by doing the things they love, help to restore and protect fish and wildlife in each state of this country.
http://www.mahoningriver.co.trumbull.oh.us/ A local, non-profit, grassroots 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Mahoning Valley by promoting the wise use of the Mahoning River and its watershed.
Mahoning Valley Environmental Successes - PowerPoint file from the Ohio EPA, Northeast District Office
Resources developed for youth education
www.epa.gov/epahome/educational.htm resources specifically geared to teachers and students on all environmental issues. Look for categories of ecosystems and water resources.
www.epa.gov/students/text.htm Links to summaries on a wide range of environmental issues.
http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/FS/fs-027-01/index.html Can download a primer on water quality.
www.epa.gov/safewater General information on ground and drinking water in the United States.
www.epa.gov/safewater/dwhealth.html Provides information about local drinking water quality, including the water's source, the contaminants found in the water, and how consumers can get involved in protecting drinking water. If you have been looking for specific information about your drinking water.
http://www.epa.gov/OW/kids.html Main page for water resource education for kids-younger grades.
www.epa.gov/ow/kids/environment.html Web addresses on water resources that are useful to youth.
www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/index.html These links lead to great games and activities that will help you learn about drinking water
http://www.epa.gov/r5water/npdestek/npdkids.htm Major source of links to other websites for youth education.
http://wwwga.usgs.gov/edu/index.html Water Science for Schools. Information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/links.html Water Science for Schools. Major source of links to other websites for teachers and students'; provided by U.S. Geological Survey.
www.usgs.gov/education/ Educational resources provided by the U.S. Geological Survey. This website is dedicated to K-12 education, exploration, and life-long learning. Visit often and explore things on, in, around, and about the Earth such as plants and animals, land, water, and maps. Learn how Biology, Geology, Hydrology, and geography can help us understand our changing world
http://www.uwex.edu/erc/youth.html The Environmental Resources Center, in collaboration with a variety of partners in the public and private sector, offers programs that promote youth water source education.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/landmarks/high/wetlands/index.html Discover more about wetland habitats and the modern day pressures on them.
http://www.mbr.nbs.gov/bbs/ident.html About birds. Pictures and bird songs.
www.pbs.org/teachersource/ PBS's web resource designed to serve preK-12 educators.
www.pbs.org/teachersource/science_tech/planetearth/riversplan.htm/ Focuses on three rivers - the Mississippi, the Amazon, and the Mekong. Each locale serves as an example of what can happen when human beings tamper with the makeup of a river. Without thoughtful planning, the consequences can be disastrous.
http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/science_tech/high_water.shtm Teacher resource on water.
http://www.americanrivers.org/riverabc/default.htm About rivers, a resource for teachers.
http://www.brainpop.com/science/earth/water/index.weml Short educational animated movies for young students. Wide range of topics.
Revitalized River/Canal Cities
www.amriver.org American Rivers is a national non-profit conservation organization dedicated to protecting and restoring America's rivers and to fostering a river stewardship ethic. Works closely with grassroots river and watershed groups across the country because we believe supporting each others' efforts is key to the health of rivers nationwide.
www.epa.gov/rivers The American Heritage Rivers initiative is an innovative response to help river communities that seek federal assistance and other resources to meet some tough challenges.
www.riverkeeper.org The Riverkeeper movement is an environmental 'neighborhood watch' program, a citizen's patrol to protect the nation's waters.
U.S. River Conservation Team and the National Rivers website. Includes
information on how to organize a river cleanup. www.nhcfc.org A non-profit
organization dedicated to restoration and
www.nhcfc.org - New Hampshire's Cold Water Fisheries Coalition Inc.
This document encapsulates the rapidly expanding body of knowledge related
to stream corridors and their restoration. Such restoration affects water
quality, recreation, fish and wildlife, and agriculture. The document
encourages locally led, public involvement in restoration planning and
The summary provides an overview of the status of riparian ecosystems
in the U.S., a discussion of several riparian functions, and a review
of some techniques used for planning, implementing, monitoring, and measuring
project success of riparian ecosystem creation/restoration efforts.
Links to River Citieshttp://www.laep.org/target/units/river/riverweb.html Web site devoted to the Los Angeles River in Los Angeles, CA.
www.potomac.org A land trust dedicated to preserving the scenic and natural Potomac River.
www.ohiocanal.org Learn about the adaptive re-use of a historic canal and railroad that is now being re-created into a toe and bike path as well as a scenic railway from the heart of Cleveland to New Philadelphia.
http://www.americanrivers.org/campaigns/default.htm America's most endangered rivers.
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