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Renee Foose
Howard students analyze county watersheds in yearlong study
Howard students analyze county watersheds in yearlong study

Some Howard County schoolyards may have an issue with dumpster juice, but county students have the solution. During an hour-long Watershed Summit at the Howard County Conservancy in Woodstock, students presented their Watershed Report Card — the culmination of a yearlong research project, in which 800 students from across the county assessed area schoolyards, streams and watersheds. Ninth and tenth graders from every high school either evaluated how their school handled stormwater runoff and other issues, such as dumpster juice — fluids leaking from trash bins that flow into storm drains — or the health of county streams and watersheds and how that impacts the health of...

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