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Meadow + Rain Garden

Our rain garden doesn’t look like a rain garden. It looks like a meadow. Unless someone asks, visitors don’t realize that this space was indeed designed to collect rainwater. 542 more words

California Native Plants

January Community Meetings focused on Greenspace & Possible Dog Park

Are you interested in the possibility of creating a dog park in Stanton Heights? Or, have you wanted to improve our community parks & greenspaces while promoting positive storm water infrastructure? 209 more words

AmeriCorps Members Attend Water Quality Training at Lake Carmi

The group of 20 Environmental and Career Opportunities (ECO) AmeriCorps members traveled to Franklin, just south of the Canadian border, to visit Lake Carmi and learn about the water quality issues and opportunities in the watershed. 375 more words


15 ways to prepare your yard for El Niño

We’re hoping that storms this winter will replenish the much-needed mountain snow pack and fill our depleted reservoirs to the brim. But if El Niño predictions hold true, it could be too much of a good thing. 1,155 more words

Fresh Dirt

Rain Garden Class

Dallas has had record rainfall  in 2015 totaling 57.95 inches. Could homeowners be doing something to slow and/or lessen storm water runoff, create less pollution in runoff, or direct water that falls on your property so that groundwater supplies are replenished? 172 more words

Dallas County Master Gardeners

Driveway & Rain Garden


Last week in the blistering heat they laid the driveway. The polar opposite from when the slab was laid when it poured with rain.

Tuesday late afternoon they did the formwork: 562 more words

Light at the End of the Tunnel


Now that the end of our build is drawing near I am starting to think a bit more about the decor and finishing touches.

We’ve decided not to buy any new furniture until we move in and get a feel for the place. 641 more words