Your vote for this project will help protect the last large free-flowing river in the lower 48 states the Pascagoula River! It will also help protect an amazing array of critters that depend on the river to survive including otters, bald eagles, alligator gar fish, two-toed amphiuma, and the yellow-blotched sawback turtle, found nowhere on Earth except the Pascagoula River (last three pictured below).
Young people from Mississippi will lead the effort to protect this important river. They'll collect rainwater in cool roofs and create rain gardens to improve the quality of the water in the Pascagoula. They'll explore wild places to collect seeds and tubers to grow in their rain gardens, and when they can they'll eat slow food like wild rice and Marsh Mallow from their gardens.
These young Citizen Scientists will document how their gardens are helping to protect water quality in their river and post their findings on a new Audubon RAINgers website. Then, well show YOU and other kids across the country how to protect YOUR river, make rain gardens and help YOUR local wildlife thrive through a special edition of Audubon Adventures, a newspaper just for young people. Plus a fun, cool, website designed for YOU!
Learn more about this critical area, or learn more about the wonders of water.