Project in progress

What is your wish for this project?

The Raccoon Creek watershed is one of the most biodiverse waterways in the state of Georgia and is part of the Coosa River basin. Land acquisitions by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) and Paulding County have placed over 50% of the watershed located in Paulding County into protected status. Despite its uniqueness, the community is largely unaware of this amazing ecosystem....read more

How are you going to do it?

Students will use environmental DNA (eDNA) to monitor populations of endangered and threatened species located within the Raccoon Creek watershed of Paulding County (Dallas, GA). Initially, a minimum of 100 students will have an opportunity to work directly with several community partners to study the biodiversity and environmental significance of this prominent waterway. However, this project proposal represents the first step in a large-scale partnership. Thus, this project would eventually be...read more