Weir Fellows Program: Kickapoo Creek ’06



Robert Guise, Erin Lohrstofer, and Tyler Miller (’06 / ’08) -as interns and Weir Fellows Program students- monitored and tested the quality of water found in Kickapoo Creek. A side project of their monitoring was to determine whether or not salting from roadways, specifically Route 51, caused a negative impact on Kickapoo Creek and, in turn, its inhabitants. Additionally, they wanted to see if the quality of Kickapoo’s water differed after it passed through locations such as a horse and cow farm, a gravel company, and the town of Downs.