Eamonn Powers

Eamonn	Powers
  • Holliston, MA
  • Holliston High School

Eamonn has helped the environment through his involvement with organizations that support the conservation of coldwater fisheries, a crucial aspect of our natural world’s ecosystem. He volunteers with Trout Unlimited and the Sea Run Brook Trout Coalition, both environmental groups committed to the restoration of coldwater fisheries. His National Honor Society leadership project raised awareness for Trout Unlimited through the creation of Trout Unlimited's first youth fly fishing tournament. Students from his school and schools across the state, attended the tournament and learned about Trout Unlimited’s mission “to conserve, protect and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.”

For Eamonn's senior class project, he developed a device that increases dissolved oxygen levels in rivers using only river current to power the device. By increasing dissolved oxygen levels to normal levels, this device can help organisms survive through stressful conditions until dissolved oxygen returns to a normal level and they can survive on their own. The device ultimately aids in the restoration of coldwater fish species and organisms.

Eamonn hopes to pursue its further development in college with the intention of implementing this device to not only improve the quality of water in rivers and streams for fish populations but also help with the preservation of drinking water in underdeveloped countries. It is his dream, that one day, his device will be used in parks across this nation to better conserve and protect these areas for all people to enjoy.

Scholarships Awarded: 2018 Captain Planet Earth Day Awards