I remember the first time I visited your user page. I was just trying to figure things out and there you were giving me some useful advise. I somehow figured out how to go to your user page and then (as I've heard you since encourage) went into edit to see how the formatting worked. Your work is very inspiring. Have fun this summer working in your watershed.
Member of the Biological Action Team for the Stony Brook Millstone Watershed in Central NJ
CONGRATULATIONS for being selected for the UPE of this month.--Gita Mathur 16:35, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
Well, it looks like you have more than figured things out! Best of luck in your own watershed. If I can ever help with bug ID, please let me know; perhaps I can trade you for stats advice!! If you decide to take me up on the bug ID, send a sample in early summer, and my summer team can work you up a stream-specific web site like this one. I'm certain that my funding agency would consider it 'broader impact'. Cheers, Declan
That stream-specific site is wonderful. Looks like French Hill Brook is quite healthy (at least by central NJ standards). Sadly, my stream, Big Bear Brook, is most often rated as moderately impaired. On a good day we find many scuds and hydropsychidae, and a few leeches, asian clams, midges and the occasional riffle beetle. We work in a program called StreamWatch. We do our next sample in mid July. Maybe I'll take you up on the bug ID offer. Thanks.