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17th Annual Greensboro College Stream Walk Clears Debris from Stream, Finds Stream in Good Shape

April 30, 2019 1:21 pm
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College faculty, staff and students pulled 22 bags of debris from the water and banks of College Branch, the stream that runs along the campus’s eastern edge, during the 17th Annual Spring Stream Walk held April 29.

The volunteers also gathered a 5-gallon bucket full of pieces of metal, a sofa cushion, a desk chair, and a knapsack.

Calhoun Bond, professor of biology at Greensboro College and the event’s organizer, said that in its channel the stream looked clear, and he spotted multiple minnows. Some pools had lots of pollen and tiny seeds on the surface, likely from recent mowing of nearby green space.

Greensboro College “adopted” College Branch in 2003 in cooperation with the city of Greensboro’s Water Resources Department.

Each spring, the college community, under Bond’s direction, walks the stream along the college’s property, cleaning up trash and recording the general condition of the water, stream bed and banks. The event also is sponsored by Beta Beta Beta, the biology honor society.

For more information, contact Bond at 336-272-7102, ext. 5353, or email bondc@greensboro.edu.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at greensboro.edu.

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