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SWEPS cleaning up streams
Pat Healey
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FALL RIVER: On a hot summer day, the beach sounds very enticing to many; for three people with the Shubenacadie Watershed Environmental Protection Society (SWEPS) they’re spending their summer days getting wet from a different way, while getting their hands dirty.
Keegan McGrath is stream specialist/project coordinator of the summer group, and a recent Master’s graduate of Environmental Science at Dalhousie University. He is joined by Patrick Weeks, who calls Alberton, P.E.I. home; and Brittany Gregory, who is from Halifax and a student at the University of New Brunswick.
As I meet up with the three on a sunny mid-morning July 23 at the stream alongside Lockview High School in Fall River, they’re hard at work putting in a digger log
“This is used to force the low point to one side of the stream, and forces the majority of the water over to that side, and digs a pool on the ot...

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