When Annie and her brother Bradley learn that pesticides and fertilizers are hurting the stream in their Massachusetts neighborhood, they work with their neighbor Ms. Carson, an aquatic ecologist, to start a campaign to reduce fertilizer use and Save Our Stream.
Jane Tucker grew up on the coast of North Carolina, and holds a B.S. and M.S. in Marine Sciences from UNC-Chapel Hill. Now living on the Massachusetts coast, she works at the Marine Biological Laboratory’s Ecosystems Center in Woods Hole. She is part of a team of scientists that studies the ecology and biogeochemistry of the marshes, estuaries, and watersheds in the Plum Island Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research program and at other coastal sites. Her dry-land interests include gardening and dressage.