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Construction Planning 101

Construction Planning 101

Granite counters, blue kitchen walls, hardwood floors and… compost filter sock? When planning to construct a new house, consideration of the earth disturbance and site…

Proactive Stormwater Management

Proactive Stormwater Management

Stormwater runoff is the portion of rainfall or snowmelt that is not absorbed by the land’s surface or evaporated into the air. It runs over…

downstream

Fact
We all live downstream. Our water quality is directly affected by our upstream neighbors, and our choices will impact the water quality for our downstream neighbors.

 

What Can You Do

  • Minimize impervious surfaces.
  • Do not remove trees and other plants next to streams, lakes and wetlands.
  • Plant native plants to absorb heavy rain falls.
  • Direct rain gutters onto lawn or garden.
  • Construct rain gardens and use rain barrels.