The students in
7 set out during the late fall and visited the four sites on The Four
River. We collected data about the water and land. Each student was assigned a plant to study. These plants were found at each site. The
reason why we did this was to tell the public about the health of the
Capisic pond was our first site that we visited. The water
was fresh. The narrow paths went along the pond. The area was
mostly clean, but the gorilla cage was somewhat polluted. The plants
seemed mostly healthy, even though house surrounded the area. All the
water tests at Capisic Pond had good ratings, on our health continuum.
Capisic got a higher mark than others.
Stroudwater Sanctuary was our second
site. The sanctuary is located of
of Congress street. The water there was brackish, and it was the only
site with a bit of late succession. There was a lot of wild life
at Stroudwater. Some of the plants were healthy. The water test were
good except for were the runoff came in from the streets. There was a
good amount of human impact, because of the railroad and the trash. On
the health continuum the mark was okay.
Our third site, Muskrat Loop, was
located off of the Congress Street
exit of 295. We call it Muskrat Loop because of the muskrats living.
This sites was the most polluted site that we visited. There was a lot
of trash, and the railroad was polluted too. The water test got
bad marks. One stream had orange fungus growing in it. It was hard for
some people to find there plant because the soil was polluted. The over
all rating was not good, because of all the pollution.
The fourth site we visited was East End River Mouth. That is where the
Fore River meets the sea. It had the most human impact of all the
sites. Because of the impact it was hard for some people to find there
plant. The wide tar paths went around the whole site. There were
boat yards around the area, and the new Ocean Gate project is going in
there. The rating for the East End on the Health Continuum were not so
great because of the human impact.