Earth’s water situation at a glance: New graphic illustrates the disproportionate statistics

Why waste fresh water on lawns?

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Community-wide bioswale project engages city and businesses

Uploaded by on Jan 23, 2012  |  LaSalle Bioswale, Jacksonville, Fla. : Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Media Works, Content Design Group, San Marco Preservation Society, Greenscape of Jacksonville, EnVision Design + Engineering, the City of Jacksonville, Superior Trees, MetroVerde, PBM Constructors, Petticoat-Schmitt Contracting. For more information, visit St. Johns Riverkeeper and Metro Jacksonville news.

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Routing graywater to bioswales and edible and native plants

Uploaded by on Dec 31, 2011  |  Rainwater Catchment/Rainwater harvesting at WISC Garden in Willits, Mendocino County California. Part of City of Willits Water Conservation Project.
City of Willits California Water Conservation Program, Including Greywater systems, bio swales, rainwater harvesting/rainwater catchment, groundwater recharge, retention ponds. City of Willits, Mendocino County California Water Conservation. California Water Conservation Programs. WISC Willits Integrated Services Community Garden. California Pollution and Finance Control grant water conservation funding. Willits California Permaculture.

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Natural site conditions mimicked by Filtrexx products: “Nature can do what man cannot”

| July 27, 2011  | Filtrexx (440-926-2607, http://www.filtrexx.com) harnesses nature to do what man cannot. Our compost-based BMPs are used in low impact development, sustainable site development, green infrastructure, and sustainable erosion and sediment control. Recently published, The Sustainable Site: The Design Manual for Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development provides a standardized reference to specify and design sustainable management practices into site and master plans. Filtrexx offers certified programs for engineers, architects, planners, contractors, regulatory agencies, LEED professionals, and environmental scientists.

Watch to learn how Filtrexx can be used in environmental applications, including:
Compost Stormwater Blankets
Bank Stabilization
Living Walls
Green Walls
Rain Gardens
Green Roofs

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Building useful wilderness — Louisiana’s marshland resurrection and sustainability

  |  June 20, 2011  | Two small business owners discuss the Mississippi River Delta’s rapid land loss and make the case that a planned sediment diversion known as Myrtle Grove can be part of the solution. Featuring Ryan Lambert of Cajun Fishing Adventures and Foster Creppel of Woodland Plantation.

  | June 22, 2011  | The Mississippi River Delta is losing land at a remarkable rate — an area almost the size of Delaware has disappeared since the 1930s. Projects like the planned Myrtle Grove sediment diversion can reconnect the river with its wetlands—building land, improving wildlife habitat, and increasing protections for coastal communities.

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Program involves middle school students in rain garden installation

  | June 3, 2011  | An inspirational story of students participating and learning about planting a rain garden at their school. The McDougle Rain Garden project was directed by the Town of Carrboro with support from the North Carolina State University Stream Restoration Program and funded by federal grant, through the North Carolina Division of Water Quality.

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Four steps to installing a rain garden: Video promotes environmental landscaping


  |  May 9, 2011  | A rain garden is a garden that takes advantage of rainfall and stormwater runoff in its design and plant selection.

Angie’s List rain garden info:
http://www.lowimpactdevelopment.org/raingarden_design/whatisaraingarden.htm

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