Re: Hornaday Project Help
Tue, 10 Dec 1996 06:29:06 -0600
George Grosik asked for some help on a Hornaday project:
> I want to run some water tests at all the known campsites on the
>French River Delta in Ontario. I want to test for bacteria and other
>nasties like Giardia, heavy metals, Ph, etc. If anyone here has any
>suggestions on how I might obtain testing materials, PLEASE let me know!
Start with a letter explaining your project to the state Fish and Wildlife
Also write to the Division of Waters, US Fish and Wildlife Service... they
have an address in Minnesota or in an adjecent state. The US service will
you with a basic water testing kit, similar to the ones that the EPA doles
those interested in the lead content in their drinking water in communities.
them to do the testing and also see if there's a regional university or
college nearby and ask them to do the same testing. It's good experience
for the students, an
additional teaching experience for the instructor, and you may be surprised
the results from the federal lab and the university lab.
I know that Eastern Kentucky and Western Kentucky's Departments of Biology
and Chemistry do such field studies and usually they do them on local
Don't know about the MNR in Canada or the EPA.....other than just writing to
the regional EPA office and asking for some help in that way...the very
little they will
do is provide you with a water-testing tube and instructions on where to
Good luck and tell us how the project's going if you choose it...water
important not just to us Scouts and Scouters, but to the many others that
use the area for recreation and for living!
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (Settummanque, the blackeagle)
(Brigade) Signal Officer, TF 21, 21st Theater Army Area Command
Kaiserslautern, Federal Republic of Germany
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