Loudoun Wildlife, PVAS Host Christmas Bird Counts

Two Downstream Project partners invite everyone to join in their annual Christmas Bird Counts. The event was started in 1899 by the National Audubon Society and now takes place across the country. Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy’s count is scheduled for Thursday, December 28, in Loudoun County, Va. The count circle has a 15-mile diameter, covering 177 […]

Elks Run Watershed Group Launches Water Reporter App

Elks Run is a small watershed in Jefferson County, W.Va., that drains about 18 square miles. Wending through mostly private lands, the small stream is hidden from view except where crosses beneath bridges on public road. But the people of Harpers Ferry and Bolivar know it well because it serves as municipal the drinking water […]

Join Us, Downstream, at the Fest!

Watermelon Park, site of the River & Routes Festival is technically upstream from our Berryville VA, headquarters, but the Downstream Project will be there in person, mind, and spirit. Join us for great tunes by the David Grisman sextet and a host of others. Stop by our tent and get a Project update and sign […]

Looking out for the future

It was a bumpy ride on choppy seas in a fast boat between Cape Lookout National Seashore and the mainland last week as Hurricane Cristobal passed by a few hundred miles offshore. But Ray wanted to chat anyway. My husband John and I were the only other passengers on the last ferry leaving the island […]

Soundings: Sail Day 3 (unedited)

Thursday, July 9, 2014. 0100 hours (that’s 1:00 am) Heading 60 degrees north Somewhere off Long Island Looks like tracking software has lost the link. We did not sink off Atlantic City! New tracking link: https://track.gs/F7wFD8 My two hour watch rotation was from 2300 on Day 2 ending at 0100 this morning. Perfect timing for […]

Take the Test: How Many Earths Do You Need?

Last year it came later in August; the year before that, we lasted until September.  But in 2013, August 20 marked Earth Overshoot Day – the day that the Earth’s 7.1 billion people consumed more resources than the Earth can regenerate in a given year.  After that day each year, we dip into next year’s […]