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2 How to protect a stream for under $400! By: Grace Ignatova and Mia Howerton

3 Background  8 sports fields at MICDS  Stream by the Mac  125 m. long  Pesticides (insecticides & herbicides)  This creates polluted runoff  Buffer strip will solve this problem

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6 Dangerous effects  Fish can become ill  Oceans can become polluted  Drinking water can become contaminated

7 Research that went farther than the internet…  Contacted the MICDS Ground Maintenance I need to know specifically what chemicals and pesticides are used on the sports fields at school. Could you please help me by telling me what kinds of pesticides being are used on the fields? This is really going to help me write my proposal. Thank you so much! -Mia Howerton

8 Herbicides  Scythe, Confront, Battleship, & Round-up

9 Insecticides  Merit, Isotox, & Malathion

10 Benefits of buffer strip  Preventing erosion  Improving soil quality  Filter water  Create a sustainable environment at MICDS Hehe… Green thumb #pun_intended

11 Proven Statistics Benefits of buffer strip:  Block up to 50% or more of pesticides  60% or more of certain pathogens blocked  75% or more of sediment kept from eroding (National Research Conservation Service)

12 Research that went farther than the internet…  Contacted Missouri Botanical Garden

13 Trees needed  Viburnum Prunifolium (Smooth Blackhaw)  Ilex Decidua (Possumhaw Holly)

14 Shrubs  Alnus Serrulata (Smooth Alder)  Ceanothus Herbaceus (Prairie Redroot)

15 Details  60 ft. on side facing fields  20 ft. on opposite side  Allows for maximum protection  Natural buffer strip

16 Costs  Possumhaw Holly  $16.00 a tree  Smooth Blackhaw  $8.00 a tree  Both types of shrubs cost the same ($4.75)  Smooth Alder  Prairie Redroot  12 of each shrub= $114  10 of each tree = $240  The total cost= $354

17 In Conclusion…  The MICDS is very well kept and pretty  Problem of runoff  A buffer Strip will block these harmful chemicals and will create a more sustainable environment  Total cost= $340

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