How to Keep the White Clay Safe from Hidden Germs

Keeping our water safe and clean can sometimes be a bit of a challenge, especially when it comes to limiting the risk of pathogens. Most of us have heard the word pathogen before, and it probably reminds us of being sick, right? Pathogens are different types of bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can also contaminate and sicken drinking water sources, just like they do to us. Cryptosporidium (or “Crypto” for short) is a common waterborne pathogen.

In Search of American Shad.

I've tried a lot things in my life, but snorkeling the White Clay was not on my bucket list. However, I was intrigued. What would we see? I've snorkeled in Florida, scuba dived along the coral reefs in the Keys, and took the plunge in a quarry in central Pennsylvania, but creek snorkeling that was something new to experience.