Chevron’s environmental department teamed up with staff members at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center to conduct testings of the water quality in Bayou Chicot. Waterways near urban areas, such as the Pascagoula River and its tributaries, are often adversely affected by urban storm water runoff. Urban storm water runoff affects water quality, water quantity, habitat and biological resources, public health, and the aesthetic appearance of urban waterways.
With so many different species relying on the water quality of the Pascagoula River, measuring and maintaining that quality is of great importance. Chevron volunteers collected samples from the Bayou Chicot water stream and partnered with staff members at the Audubon Center in Moss Point. There, the scientists measured the samples and tracked the data.
With the data, staff members at the Audubon Center will better understand changes made to the Pascagoula River system, the impact the local community has on the river system and how to conserve the existing habitats.
Chevron volunteers who participated in this project include Amy Brandenstein, Trudi Dixon, Desiree Howell, LaDale Neese, Julie Gallego, Shannon Crane and Jeff Gephart from Chevron; and local volunteers David Blackledge and Orlando Gallego.
original article posted: May 22, 2017 refineryreports.com