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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Pourous paving + sustainable landscape design = zero stormwater runoff

  | March 28, 2011  |  Cawrse & Associates, NEO USGBC and Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer district conduct an informative program on sustainable landscape design and stormwater mangement applications. It includes firsthand presentations on how Cawrse & Associteas restored and retained natrual elements on their property, porous paving, rain garden, bioswale and bioretention basin. http://www.cawrse.com

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U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration roadside revegetation videos show successful use of native plants

| May 9, 2011 | The use of native plants in roadside revegetation has evolved as a much better approach for the ecosystem. These videos document the processes and techniques used in successful and innovative projects that used native plants for roadside revegetation.

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How to develop an aquascape: shoreline landscaping with native plants

  | April 22, 2011  | Learn how to clean up the lake you live on or near using native, aquatic shoreline plants. See how to select, plant and maintain native plants along the lakes shoreline and keep the lake clean and clear while in the meanwhile providing habitat for native wildlife. To purchase this entire TV program on DVD, see more TV programs in the Wildlife Matters series, sign up for a mailing list, make a donation or learn more about Nature Wise TV, please visit http://www.naturewisetv.org.

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Site assessment, stormwater, funding affect rain garden plans

  | April 30, 2011  |  Muskegon River Watershed Assembly wants to protect local river from stormwater runoff. We have created this video for Instructional Design class at Ferris State University, Michigan, USA.

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Nebraska Extension Service produces rain garden promotion video

  | April 28, 2011  | Bobbi Holm, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, gives some basics about rain gardens. These are an attractive addition to a yard, and are an environmentally sound way to handle stormwater.

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Kansas State University video gives plant selection recommendation for rain gardens

| March 30, 2011 | Rain gardens are shallow, low areas in your yard that are planted with plants and grasses with deep roots that are hardy and native to your area. The plants will help to slow down the flow of water and hold it in place until it can soak into the ground while filtering the water. Learn more about plants that work well for a rain garden. Produced by the Department of Communications at Kansas State University. For more information, visit: http://www.kansasgreenyards.org

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