Mountain Waters of the Czech Republic
 
By the time the Eastern Bloc collapsed in 1989, acid rain from coal-fired power plants from countries to the west had already damaged more than two-thirds of the forested headwater areas of North Bohemia in the Czech Republic. Forests were dying, water quality was diminished, and mountain streams had been without fish for 40 years. Now, 17 years later, conditions are improving. In the Jizera Mountains, Alcoa Volunteers Ryan Tonk (LaPorte, Indiana, USA), Anastasia Danelyants (Samara, Russia) and William Roche (Kwinana, Australia) will help continue to restore vital links of ecosystems, and verify the positive impact of scientific rehabilitation programs to date. Their efforts will help rehabilitate the mountain ecosystems and revive precious fresh water resources.
 
Expedition location:   Jizera Mountains, Czech Republic
Expedition date:         May 30 – June 13, 2009


 Ryan Tonk’s Diary
 Anastasia Danelyants’ Diary
 William Roche’s Diary

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Mountain Waters of the Czech Republic


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