NDEP environmental scientist meets with Silver Stage High School students

In preparation for the Carson River Festival, River Wrangler teens met with environmental scientist, Mary Kay Riedl, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, to learn more about non-point source pollution as they prepared for the festival.

“Point source pollution is being well regulated” said Riedl. “It is the non-point source pollution, which comes from ordinary folk like all of us, that is causing problems.”

Fertilizer and pesticide use, emissions from vehicles in addition to construction and erosion all contribute to pollution. Education coupled with action is the way to address the problem.

Kayla and Thomas teamed up to demonstrate non-point source pollution using an enviroscape model. They were one of many activities featured at the Carson River Festival on Saturday, May 10.