By Morgan Miller, Arcadia University, biology major
Hi! I’m Morgan, and I’m a summer intern for TTF. I’m a junior at Arcadia University, majoring in biology with a concentration in ecology. I am very interested in environmental conservation as a whole, but particularly air and water pollution. During my freshman year, I had the opportunity to travel to Western Ireland with my school for spring break. Seeing how much the land and forests were cared for and maintained sparked my interest in conservation back home.
Last semester, I did nicotine testing around Arcadia’s Beaver Creek as part of a project, and knew that I’d want to continue doing water testing. I started at TTF at the end of May, where I do water monitoring at our sites at least every two weeks. We do basic measurements to make sure there haven’t been any major spills or any dumping into the creeks. I also help organize for and volunteer at TTF events. So far, I’ve been at TTF’s annual Watershed Milestones event, the Creekside Bird Garden Tour of riparian buffers, and the annual Tacony Creek Park Block Parties. TTF has given me the opportunity to get involved with the community while doing things that I’m interested in. I’m very excited to be a part of the TTF team and am looking forward to what the rest of the summer holds for me here!