TROY aquatic biologists search for freshwater mussels in local rivers

The researchers found multiple species of freshwater mussels in the lower Tallapoosa River.

The researchers found multiple species of freshwater mussels in the lower Tallapoosa River.

Researchers in Troy University’s Department of Biological and Environmental Science recently wrapped up exploring areas of the lower Tallapoosa River in search of three endangered freshwater mussel species in connection with a $54,769 grant from the State of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. 

The areas searched stretched from the Thurlow Dam in Tallassee, Ala., to…

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TROY arboretum receives grants from Wiregrass RCD, Alabama Audubon Society

A grant from Wiregrass RC&D will allow another bridge to be installed to connect trail loops.

A grant from Wiregrass RC&D will allow another bridge to be installed to connect trail loops.

Troy University’s arboretum and nature preserve was recently awarded nearly $6,000 in grants from both the Wiregrass Resource, Conservation and Development Council and the Alabama Audubon Society to help with continued upgrades and restoration efforts.

Dr. Alvin Diamond, arboretum director and biology professor, said the $5,000 grant from Wiregrass RC&D will be used to install pedestrian crossing over a…

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Groundwater Festival teaches fourth grade students to conserve and preserve water supply

A student participates in a learning activity during the 19th annual Groundwater Festival at Troy University.

A student participates in a learning activity during the 19th annual Groundwater Festival at Troy University.

Fourth-grade students from around Pike County visited the Troy Campus Wednesday morning for the 19th annual Groundwater Festival.

According to Janet Gatson, a lecturer in the university’s Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, the day is all about environmental education.

“We are trying to teach children to be mindful and aware,” Gaston said. “There is…

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Troy University arboretum awarded $4,000 in community grants

The Magnolia and Meadow trails will soon have informational kiosks installed thanks to a new grant.

The Magnolia and Meadow trails will soon have informational kiosks installed thanks to a new grant.

Troy University’s arboretum was recently awarded $4,000 total in grants from the Wiregrass Resource, Conservation and Development Council and Walmart for continued upgrades and improvements.

Dr. Alvin Diamond, arboretum director and biology professor, said the $3,000 grant from Wiregrass RC&D will be used to re-install kiosks near the trailheads of the Magnolia Loop and Meadow Loop half-mile…

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