Water sampling day in Tenmile

Today was the assigned day for water quality sampling in Whatcom County, coordinated by their Pollution, Identification & Correction program. Our always-reliable on-the-ground ace volunteer for this activity files this report, a fine snapshot of what this ‘work’ is like on a summer’s day:

Ten Mile creek is severely low for this time of year. It was difficult to get into position to even obtain some samples. Corn is about a foot and a half high. Grass is short since it was just cut. I did not see any manure application but did see lots of rain birds working hard. Canary grass has completely choked off some of the sample sites and is so thick that you can walk without touching the ground. Kind of like walking on a mattress. Did not get stung or scratched this time.

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