Fountain Creek: Don’t go in the water

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From the Colorado Connection (Danielle Leigh):

Fountain Creek is a source of drinking water for Colorado Springs, and so a group of sixth graders from Manitou Middle School have been studying its water ecology all year. Fountain Creek may look pretty but what these students found inside the water is not. “We found pollutants like lawn fertilizer, auto fluids and basically stuff you spray on your lawn to make the bugs go away, which kills the bugs but also kills life in the creek and possibly you if you drink it,” said William Dillinder…

This research is part of a region wide education program put on by the Catamount Institute. These students are planning a clean up Wednesday, April 29, at 3:30 around Fountain Creek in Soda Springs Park.

More Coyote Gulch coverage here and here.

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