We’re proud to congratulate Mr. Keehn's wildlife management class for being recognized as 2020-2021 Semi-Finalists! They’re hard and smart work is rightly celebrated in this national contest to develop STEM solutions that address local issues.
One of the greatest problems in water quality of our surface water has been in turbidity and increased temperatures in the runoff from buildings and parking lots. These hard surfaces tend to heat up the runoff and help in allowing the flow rates to increase as well. The JHHS wildlife management class is proposing a way to design parking lots that can have the runoff diverted to underground space under these parking lots that will act more like our natural underground water source and then release the water like a spring. With the time allowed and expenses involved, Mr. Keehn said, "We plan to make a very small scale model of this beside our school's nature trail that visitors can view. Our goal from this project is that engineers can use our ideas and design projects like this in larger scales to help with this problem and utilize the space under parking lots since we are getting more and more limited with space."