Presentation Title

Waste at Eaton Canyon

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Rhea Presiado

Start Date

17-11-2018 3:00 PM

End Date

17-11-2018 5:00 PM

Location

CREVELING 52

Session

POSTER 3

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

Human Impact on Eaton Canyon Introduction

Eaton canyon has been negatively affected by the improper disposal of water bottles, and do droppings. Our group had decided to track the number of trash and recycle bins on the Eaton Canyon trail and the distance of droppings and plastic water bottles on the trails from the bins. We decided if we are able to provide sufficient evidence in the need of the more waste and recycle bins on the trail, it will eliminate the improper disposal of trash. Eaton Canyon is an approximately two-mile hike with a waterfall end this is visited by hundreds on a daily basis.

Our group performed this on Thursday September 27, 2018 from about 9 am to 2pm at Eaton Canyon. The distance we covered is about a two-mile hike and we focused on the trail itself. It was five group members who helped contribute to this assignment. The tools we used were GSP to track our locations, data and coordinates, and a clip board to help out with keeping track of data found. We tracked the amount of water bottles found and dog droppings in our data sheet we have created as well as on the GSP to find a correlation of the number of trashcans on the hike and if more are needed. Also, we used a measuring tape to see how far away the litter was from the nearest trash bin. We then analyzed and came to a conclusion to see if we need more trash bins or not in the area based on our findings.

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Waste at Eaton Canyon

CREVELING 52

Human Impact on Eaton Canyon Introduction

Eaton canyon has been negatively affected by the improper disposal of water bottles, and do droppings. Our group had decided to track the number of trash and recycle bins on the Eaton Canyon trail and the distance of droppings and plastic water bottles on the trails from the bins. We decided if we are able to provide sufficient evidence in the need of the more waste and recycle bins on the trail, it will eliminate the improper disposal of trash. Eaton Canyon is an approximately two-mile hike with a waterfall end this is visited by hundreds on a daily basis.

Our group performed this on Thursday September 27, 2018 from about 9 am to 2pm at Eaton Canyon. The distance we covered is about a two-mile hike and we focused on the trail itself. It was five group members who helped contribute to this assignment. The tools we used were GSP to track our locations, data and coordinates, and a clip board to help out with keeping track of data found. We tracked the amount of water bottles found and dog droppings in our data sheet we have created as well as on the GSP to find a correlation of the number of trashcans on the hike and if more are needed. Also, we used a measuring tape to see how far away the litter was from the nearest trash bin. We then analyzed and came to a conclusion to see if we need more trash bins or not in the area based on our findings.