Provided by Bull Run Mountain Conservancy
Bull Run Mountains Conservancy (BRMC) will offer six scholarships for youth ages 13-18 to attend an educational workshop focused on the conservation of the rivers and streams that flow into the Chesapeake Bay. Funding for the BRMC’s Youth Scholarship Program has been provided by the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund*.
The Chesapeake Watershed Workshop will provide students with a hands-on look at headwater and major tributary habitats of the Chesapeake Bay and an overview of the most pressing watershed issues within our region. PWL The four-day workshop will begin with an introductory session on aquatic ecology, research methods, and the major groups of aquatic taxa that inhabit the rivers and estuaries of our region. PWL Day two will be spent investigating the headwater streams on the Bull Run Mountains. Day three, we will travel downstream to analyze the impacts of golf courses and development on one of our mountains’ perennial streams, Little Bull Run, and day four will be spent in Turkey Run National Park along the banks of the Potomac River. At each location students will conduct stream monitoring, vegetation analyses, and stream habitat and riparian buffer evaluations, in addition to learning about the natural history of the sites.
The Youth Outdoors Scholarship Program encourages children to spend time in the field, learning about and enjoying nature. Each scholarship participant will receive waived fees for the BRMC program.
Interested individuals please contact BRMC at email@example.com or 703-753-2631 for more details or an application. Applications will be accepted starting February 15, 2016, and no later than April 15, 2016.
* Funding for the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund is generated from the sale of “Friends of the Chesapeake” license plates. We thank all Virginians who have contributed through the purchase of a Chesapeake Bay license plate and provided support to community-sponsored “grass roots” efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay.