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Stormwater Management: Lessons from Our Forests

June 21st, 2017 · No Comments · --Integrated Systems--, Energy, Water

By Alexandra Ramsden and Jennifer Barnes Reposted with permission from the Sightline Institute. A new report from the Urban Greenprint project recommends biomimicry-inspired design elements for Northwest cities to wrangle their rainfall! Take a moment to recall your last hike through a Pacific Northwest forest. Maybe close your eyes, listen for the quiet of such […]

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12,000 Rain Gardens: Reducing Stormwater Pollution in Puget Sound

November 25th, 2015 · No Comments · Water

Washington State University and Stewardship Partners are leading the campaign to install 12,000 rain gardens across the Puget Sound Region. The entire regional community is encouraged to participate. Rain gardens can help beautify your immediate surroundings and also reduce pollution, prevent flooding, potentially increase home values, and create attractive low-maintenance landscapes. Urban rain gardens can be an innovative method to […]

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