Author: Savannah Domenech

On July 25th, I reached the end of the lake; I reached the 25 ft dam! The dam edge is the brown concrete that can be seen above the water My final transect line by the dam I was very excited as throughout the summer, and even to...

It’s hard to believe that it is already July. Lately (since June 26th), I have been on the lake every day as the two new Resource Management interns have taken over my E. coli testing and macroinvertebrate sampling duties. I still sometimes get to do...

My favorite part of this internship is doing things that are outside of what I normally do (lake surveying, E. coli testing, and macroinvertebrate sampling). These things include going on copperhead calls, accompanying bird and bat surveyors, and helping with rare plant (Isotria medeoloides) surveying. My...

For my last two blog posts I talked about my lake survey, but I do more than just survey a lake. For the most part, I work on the lake survey on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. What am I doing on Mondays and Wednesdays then?...

In my last post, I mentioned that the main project I am completing is a depth (bathymetric) survey for Prince William Forest Park’s Lake 2/Lake 5 to prevent fill-in. Two of my biggest foes while mapping the lakes have been mountain laurel and mud. In order...

Hi everyone! I'm Savannah and this summer I am the Hydrology Assistant intern in the Resource Management Division at Prince William Forest Park (PRWI) in Triangle, VA. I am from Rochester, New York and currently attend college at Ohio Wesleyan University, which is about 30...