Program could help in cleanup of Spout Run

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Posted: January 17, 2013

The Winchester Star

David Juth examines a scud — a type of aquatic invertebrate — through a microscope during an informational meeting for people who would like to volunteer to monitor such critters as part of a program to screen the health of the Spout Run watershed. The Clarke County stream, and its tributaries Roseville Run and Page Brook, were declared impaired by the state in 1998, and it is now the target of a cleanup project involving many agencies and individuals.

BOYCE — Tiny stream critters, looking like extras in a miniature horror flick, have a tale to tell.

To the educated eye, they can give clues to the health and cleanliness of flowing streams and…

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