Watershed Eco club

by alex fluegel | Jul 15, 2011
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Summary:

The Watershed Eco Club has answers to many of the problems and will work to solve more problems for each watershed. it is also is self sufficient. it provides the money for its self, (donations and clean up of private property). it will educate as well, and be set up as a nonprofit.

About You

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About You

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alex

Last Name

fluegel

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United States, MN

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Your Idea

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Name your idea

Watershed Eco club

Describe how you would use $15,000 to help your community become aware of and address water issues in Minnesota.

the water shed Eco club will find answers to many of our water problems.The watershed Eco club will be put in place in every watershed which is made up of students in all of the local schools and people through out the watershed. they will educate people about the lake, clean up all damage made to the lake and prevent new damage to the lake. a filter system with a vacuum tube will be attached to a pontoon. the filter system will use a pump to take the water along with pollution, trash, and invasive spices(zebra muscles and their eggs) out of the lake through the vacuum tube leading to a tank filled with sand. the water will then filter through the tank taking out the big items.then it will go onto another tank and then another(4 tanks total all containing filters) until it goes through the last tank containing carbon to remove chemicals and eggs of invasive species.this will take out every thing that is bad in the lake, but the down side is that it might also take good species eggs out as well. the only way to fix this is to reintroduce these species and not work with the pontoon during mating season.in addition to the boat filters will be made around all the water bodies. a beach tractor will then be added to clean up all the garbage be fore it reaches the lake. it will be a riding lawn mower with larger tires. the blade will be removed and a belt will be run to a rod on a back trailer that will turn sifting screens. also a second belt will be run to a conveyor belt that will bring the sand to the sifting screens. a high powered water sprayer will be put at every boat launch used to spay boats to keep evasive spices from spreading. private boat houses and docks will be cleaned as well.water samples will be taken by a full time paid staff member.(water ranger/educator). the club will also add new thing as to solve new problems.

How do you define your "community"?. How are water issues affecting your community?

the community is a group of people that work together to solve a problem. here the watershed would be a community. in my community the lake water has dramatically dropped(i believe to over use of water and watershed lines moved). also many harmful subsistences are entering the lake.

Innovation

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Describe how your idea is creative.

The Watershed Eco Club has answers to many of the problems and will work to solve more problems for each watershed. it is also is self sufficient. it provides the money for its self, (donations and clean up of private property). it will educate as well, and be set up as a nonprofit.

Impact

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Describe how how you expect your idea to make a difference in your community.

It will clean our watershed and keep it clean. also it will work to keep all of the lakes the way they are. water conservation and reuse projects will be put into the community. Long term:we will never run out of water and the water will be a better place for all creatures to live. most importantly it will be a great place to spend everyday.

Sustainability and Growth

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Describe how your idea will "stick" in your community and how you think it could be repeated in other communities.

this will teach the next generation how to keep our water clean so that they can work hard and not have to clean the water but prevent it from getting dirty. it will have to keep going in order to keep the beauty of the water,so everyone will want to help out. other communities will be able to create their own version in their community in the sameway. it would just be a different Watershed Eco Club. they would then work to solve the problems in there watershed. it would have a similar impact there as well.

hayworth structure said: Is the club was really important because they organized the watershed in the community. - BentleyForbes about this Competition Entry. - 2009 days ago read more >
alex fluegel said: check out the business plan added as a file attachment. this project in a way is similar to the way they clean up a oil spill. about this Competition Entry. - 3017 days ago read more >

alex fluegel updated this Competition Entry. - 3017 days ago

alex fluegel said: it is a way to put the enviornment back into the classrooms.my intent was to fund a "water ranger" to vist schools, service clubs,etc. ... about this Competition Entry. - 3017 days ago read more >
Sana Jaffer said: This is interesting. Do you think that many people will want to be part of this club? about this Competition Entry. - 3017 days ago read more >

alex fluegel updated this Competition Entry. - 3020 days ago

alex fluegel submitted this idea. - 3020 days ago