In 2017, the City of Memphis Storm Water Program evolved it's formerly funded Pre-Engineering Enrichment Program (PEEP) into Green Camp. Green Camp invites high school students from the Memphis area who have completed their application hands-on experience in all aspects of water quality one day a week over the summer for a set time period! This includes the history of the storm water drainage system, channelization, purpose of a watershed, pollution prevention from clean-ups (including trash breakdown and decomposition times), trash booms, and man-made wetlands, water quality analysis (chemical and biological) of urban and rural waterbodies, and man-made and natural wetland comparisons, identifications, and purpose.
Want to learn more? You can read our 2018 Green Camp Summer Program application with activity details. The 2019 Green Camp Application will be posted by December 2018.
We asked the students to submit a paper of their findings. We are posting pictures, excerpts, and corrected papers below as received and invite you to enjoy the work from our valued participants with us!