We can deny that human activities have damaged the environment or we can fix and stop making the mistakes that jeopardize the very water we need to survive. Some local groups and citizens have chosen to fix mistakes on Lake Erie streams, as is the case in this week's watershed focus on Four Mile Creek. In 2004, the Pennsylvania Lake Erie Watershed Association created a strategic action plan to fix watershed problems. The Four Mile Creek subcommittee, including Don Benczkowski, Ron Dombrowiak, Ed Masteller and Dave Skellie, compiled a list of restoration, conservation and protection projects. Many of them have been achieved with help from community groups and citizens, and Penn State Behrend instructors and students.