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At the Center: Latest news from CEES

Communications Intern

Greetings!

My name is Whitney Dyer, and I am the new Communications Intern for CEES. I look forward to working with the Center to bring environmental stewardship to as many people as possible!

New developments for accessing information about CEES:

Indiana Going Green Festival, March 15 and 16

CEES staff Robert Lugg, Elizabeth Johnson, and Austin Taylor, and GK-12 fellow Jess Adamic spent this past weekend working together with Indiana State Museum Going Green Festival attendees to understand how water, sediment, and pollution moves through our watersheds!

Englewood CDC is partnering with CEES to start a community garden

Service Learning participants will help prepare a vacant lot on Indy’s near eastside for the creation of a thriving fruit and vegetable garden.  The service-learning event associated with the project is one work day when we will be performing site clean up and laying out garden beds.

March 7, M.S.D. of Pike Township Math and Science Community Fair

    “What is a watershed?” K-12 students discovered the answer to this question and more while attending CEES’ booth at last Thursday’s M.S.D. of Pike Township Math and Science Community Fair.  CEES interns Robert Lugg and Scott Davidson assisted more than 50 students over the span of two hours construct their own watershed model.

Pleasant Run Plantings

We anticipate that live stakes will arrive on March 18. The contractor is going to use the live stakes to replace some plantings that did not survive last year's drought, and to increase bank stability in some stream reaches.

Ohio River Basin Alliance Conference Postponed

We are sorry to report that the Ohio River Basin Alliance Conference has been postponed. Federal agencies are under strict travel restrictions as a result of the Sequester and are unable to attend the conference in March. The Alliance is tentatively rescheduling the conference for August 2013. We will post updates as we receive them. 

CEES at the 2013 ILMS Annual Conference

The 'Blue-Green Algae in Indiana' pannel will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 10:15 am to noon.

Speakers will be:

CEES Presents Poster at Joseph Taylor Symposium

The Center for Earth and Environmental Science’s Robert Lugg presented a poster, “Translating Research Into Action Through Environmental Stewardship in Central Indiana Communities” at the 24th annual Joseph Taylor Symposium last Wednesday.  The Symposium was presented by the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI in conjunction with the Department of Philosophy and Center for Service and

Taste-and-Odor Compounds in Drinking Water Supplies

CEES will attend the next Annual Indiana Lakes Management Society Conference on March 22-23, 2013 at Pokagon State Park in Angola, IN. Staff scientist Nicolas Clercin will present on Taste-and-Odor occurences in a Central Indiana water supply reservoir (Eagle Creek Reservoir) associated with resident blue-green algae.

Using LIDAR to improve fluvial erosion hazard (FEH) mapping

A major source of flood losses is damage to roads, bridges, and other infrastructure caused by fluvial or river erosion - where flood waters erode stream and river banks or even change course, shifting where they flow across the landscape.  A challenge working with fluvial systems has been predicting where a shift will occur.  We are developing a data fusion

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