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US Forest Service Chief's Award to Wes Hoyer and others

posted Jan 19, 2017, 10:28 AM by Alec Kretchun
Congratulations to our very own Wes Hoyer for contributing to an ongoing project that just received an FY16 US Forest Service Chief's Award! The Portland Moss and Air Quality Project is using moss on urban trees around the city of Portland as a cheap and efficient way to monitor air quality. It's been a very high profile project here in PDX, having revealed some dangerously high levels of heavy metals near schools and neighborhoods that were previously undiscovered. Congrats to team lead Geoffrey Donovan and all involved in this groundbreaking and important work!