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What is the best use for a parcel of donated land in the Lake Erie watershed?

 

Introduction A watershed is all of the land that intercepts and drains precipitation through a particular river system or group of river systems. In other words, it is a region of interconnected rivers and streams which functions as a unified system for water transport. Everything that happens in the drainage area has the potential to impact the water quality (and the quality of life) in the watershed. In this exercise students will act as citizens of Vermilion, Ohio, and make a decision on land use that will impact the Vermilion River and consequently Lake Erie and the Great Lakes watershed.
Purpose of Activity

At the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • Use the PrOACT model of decision making to evaluate the best use for a parcel of land on the Vermillion River

  • Apply ecological knowledge and data to the topical issue of land use in the Great Lakes watershed

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What is the best use for a parcel of donated land in the Lake Erie watershed?
Developed by the Ohio Sea Grant Education Program, The Ohio State University. 2003