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Happy Earth Day

Earth Day seems like a good time to start my new blog thread…going from being a somewhat restless traveler to putting down roots. Literally.

It all goes back to Maji, Ethiopia. 354 more words


Rain Chain Green-It-Yourself Project

Looking for something unique to do in your garden? With a rain chain, you can water your garden and channel the rain water without breaking the bank. Check it out!


Post #9 Pre-writting and Web Rove

For the Casey Project, I am not able to attend the actual property. Instead, I will be going to the Iowa State Arboretum for the alternative assignment. 490 more words

ISU Arboretum

Rain Gardens

Rain gardens reduce pollution caused by stormwater. Planted with shrubs and perennials, upkeep is simple and inexpensive. By creating a rain garden you put stormwater into the ground and keep dirty runoff from harming streams, ponds and water supplies. 530 more words


Rain garden workshop 4/5/2014

Here’s a great opportunity to learn how to build a rain garden. It’s a great system to collect run-off rain and slowly drain into the ground while being absorbed by native plants and grasses that like “wet feet” (i.e., they don’t mind be in sloggy water for a day or two at a time.) If you can’t make the workshop, be sure to click on the links for the Austin Grow Green website that has more information available there for free! 160 more words

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Kids have a part to play in the watershed

Recently I had the opportunity to tell 115 young people about what  is most important to me in my work to support water quality and wetlands. 472 more words