North Fork Watershed Association
Friday, August 23, 2019

Stormwater Simulator

 
 
 
 

In December of 2018, the North Fork Watershed Association, in cooperation with the Jefferson Conservation District, applied for a Dominion Watershed Mini Grant to purchase a Stormwater Simulator.  This tabletop model helps students understand the critical role that floodplains play in the life of a watershed and the impact of unplanned development and human activity in this environment.  The Stormwater Simulator helps to  promote the importance of water quality and how to protect the North Fork Watershed.  It will be used to conduct educational events throughout Jefferson County.  


Don Crytzer attended an award ceremony to accept the grant in early 2019.

 

 

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, NFWA members, Ruth Rowan and Don Crytzer, attended the Tri-County Envirothon.  With over a hundred high school students in attendance this was the great time to teach students about protecting our watersheds.

 

  

On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, NFWA members Ruth Rowan, Don Crytzer and Bo Daugherty, attended the Jefferson County Fair.  The Stormwater Simulator was set up where all who passed by could stop by to see a demonstration.  Children and adults were eager to see what happens when to a parking lot in a rainstorm and how stormwater can cause flooding in low lying areas.