By Daily Republic Staff
ECH20 Academy students from Benicia High School pulled out the last sample of creek water being studied by students throughout Solano County for the Solano Resource Conservation District’s 10th annual Solano County Biomonitoring Program on Tuesday.
Funded by Solano County, Vallejo Flood and Wastewater District, and the city of Benicia, the program engages ninth- through 12th-graders as community scientists. They measure and analyze the biological, chemical and physical elements of a local creek to determine its overall health.
The results can then be used by local officials to define the necessary actions, if any are needed, to improve pollution prevention and water quality programs.