Help us do more in 2014

Friends of the Downstream Project: In 2013, The Downstream Project helped many regional conservation organizations accomplish their missions. To help us do even more in 2014, please consider making a donation to The Downstream Project. We are helping them get the word out. The Downstream Project provides omnimedia services to conservation groups that protect water […]

Don’t Miss These Great Speakers on Riparian Conservation and Restoration, June 22

  Riparian Conservation and Restoration Workshop Join us on Saturday June 22nd at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for lectures on watershed management, on-the-ground conservation programs, and benefits of riparian restorations to our local wildlife followed by a panel discussion and farm tour in the afternoon. Registration is limited. […]

Our Eyes On….Fracking (featuring the Waterdogs)

This is the first in a series of stories about the genesis of citizen water monitoring efforts in North Central Pennsylvania in response to the rush to Marcellus Shale drilling and its potential effects on our water. The Pine Creek Waterdogs, God’s Country Waterdogs, and local Trout Unlimited chapters provide hands-on monitoring to measure water […]

Mountain Vista Governor’s School hosted by Blandy

The Downstream Project was privileged to join ten students from the Mountain Vista Governor’s School for a day at Blandy Experimental Farm. These gifted seniors, all attending voluntarily, learned about the watershed ecology of the Chesapeake Bay headwaters and karst groundwater systems from Candace Lutzow-Felling, Director of Education at Blandy, and her staff. The Downstream […]

The Fracking Controversy

By The Casey Research Energy Team The news that Blackstone Group LP (BX), the world’s largest private equity firm, is set to invest $1 billion in unconventional oil and gas projects in North America through a joint venture with Alta Resources has cemented a spotlight on fracking. A U.S. Senate committee is currently conducting a […]