3m has been awarded to a scheme that will train thousands of "citizen scientists" to monitor and protect wildlife-rich ponds and streams
It was an odd designation, given that the property is in a prime development area and ponds and streams
are not what one would classify as blighted.
Caltha palustris (Marsh marigold) This British native is happiest with its feet in water, growing alongside ponds and streams
, forming a loose mound of leaves and large, waxy buttercups in late spring at the edge of water.
The average golfer has plenty of water to consider, with ponds and streams
close to the tees.
About 25 lakes, ponds and streams
are currently being fished in Rotman's nine-county territory.
This allows tiny species to avoid predation in ponds and streams
as larvae," he says.
Shannon, a senior at Broad Run High School, has been testing the water quality of local ponds and streams
every month since June 2004 to determine their pollution levels and provide useful information to governmental water-management agencies.
The Freshwater Habitats Trust said the new method makes it much easier and quicker to find the newts in ponds and streams
and brings potential benefits for developers who often have to provide planners with an accurate assessment of great crested newt populations on proposed development sites.
The Plan calls for an additional 10,000 acres of conservation easements that would be granted to protect lakes, ponds and streams