Ashley VanderMeer
Major: Biology, Interdisciplinary Studies in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Environmental Science
Class of: 2014

In the fall of 2012, I worked on the restoration of Rosewood Creek for my service learning.  The main cause of the restoration is to reduce sediment loading into Lake Tahoe by restoring a 7,200 foot section of Rosewood Creek between Northwood Boulevard and Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village, Nevada. For my service, I took daily turbidity measurements of the creek above and below the construction site. I also visually documented the construction process, and learned to write the daily construction reports. As a guest speaker in Andy Rost’s sustainability class, I gave a presentation on river restorations and led the class on a walking tour of the Third Creek restoration. My final project for service learning was a video about the Rosewood Creek restoration that I compiled from my visual documentation.