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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Water study highlights importance of cleaning up after pets


Courtesy of Kim Wickman

High school senior Liana Carney takes water samples last November from groundwater at the Volunteer Park trail as part of a fecal coliform study conducted by students in the Rural Alaska Students in One-Health Research program.

A group of high school students delved into scientific research while earning college credits as part of the Rural Alaska Students in One-Health Research (RASOR) program.

The University of Alaska Southeast has been running the program for the past three years to highlight environmental issues that can affect human health. This year, Wrangell students decided to research problems with dog waste getting into ground water along the Volunteer Park trail.

According to the presentation submitted by the five students, they hypothesized that the water samples they planned to collect along the trail...

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