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Are you concerned about the environment? Do you care about it, but find yourself short on time to learn about important concepts and issues? If so, click to follow this blog on the left side of this post. 567 more words


No More Floods: The Science behind Rain Gardens

Hurricane Irene was an extremely large and destructive hurricane that hit the east coast of the United States hard during September 2011. Threats of possible flooding as side-effects of Irene’s wrath caused panic amongst faculty and students on Bucknell’s campus. 283 more words


Rain Gardens

A rain garden is a sunken garden designed to catch rainfall and act as a runoff purifier. Rain gardens function similarly to natural foliage filtering systems but are planted in urban environments to offset additional pollutants and flooding concerns from hard surface areas such as roofs and roads. 219 more words

Water & The Environment

Digging It

We’ve lived in our house nearly fifteen years, which is the exact amount of time that I’ve wanted to make our driveway smaller and my garden larger.  531 more words

Rain garden

It’s raining – proper rain that is soaking the ground and has been falling on an off through the night and this morning. So I thought I would revive the following piece, written in 2009.

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Creating More Beautiful and Healthier Neighborhoods with Rain Gardens

While melting snow and spring rains will likely keep us out of our gardens for a few more weeks, now is the time to do some summertime dreaming and planning. 394 more words

How to Install a Rain Garden

Are you concerned that this winter’s heavy snowfall will produce spring flooding? A rain garden could mitigate the damage to your home. My profs are using this excellent series of short videos from Milwaukee’s water authority to explain inexpensive green infrastructure to homeowners. 51 more words