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December 2017 Update on RCC Raingarden/Bioswale Project

NEARLY FINISHED!

Here are pictures taken this summer and fall of the progress on the Project. Chas Rogers has done an amazing job – not only writing the grants, but coordinating the work and DOING a huge amount himself!  139 more words

Nature Conservation

PICKERELWEED (Pontederia cordata)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: PICKERELWEED (Pontederia cordata)

Emergent plant for shallow water.

Learn: http://regionalconservation.org/beta/nfyn/plantdetail.asp?tx=Pontcord

Learn more: http://aquaplant.tamu.edu/plant-identification/alphabetical-index/pickerelweed/

“The seed of pickerelweed is eaten by waterfowl. 88 more words

Florida Native Plant

ALLIGATORFLAG; FIREFLAG (Thalia geniculata)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: ALLIGATORFLAG; FIREFLAG (Thalia geniculata)

Wetlands plant. Tall, large leaves.

Learn: http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/plant-directory/thalia-geniculata/

Larval host:  Brazilian Skipper (Calpodes ethlius)  http://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/thalia-geniculata… 40 more words

Florida Native Plant

A Tale of Two Cities: a case study in contradictory approaches to urban greening

Recently, via the wonders of social media, I have become aware of what appears to be an example of two initiatives taking place within the same city which seem entirely at odds with each other when it comes to environmental sustainability.  1,149 more words

Urban Gardening

FREE Rain Gardens Workshop

Brought to you by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, these FREE workshops show participants how to create low-maintenance, low cost landscapes that conserve water, prevent pollution, and create healthy habitat for local birds & wildlife. 64 more words

News And Events

Clean Water Week in Rutland

To commemorate Vermont Clean Water Week, Rutland City showcased its new Green Stormwater Infrastructure Bicycle Tour Map. On August 23rd, a bicycle and pedestrian tour was held to visit four of the 22 mapped Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) sites in the city. 184 more words

Announcements

My Mini Rain Garden

The new addition built onto my house three years ago added a feature that my house had never had before – gutters and downspouts. At one corner of the house, near the entrance, I installed a 50-gallon rain barrel under the downspout and attached a small length  of hose which allows me to channel rain water into nearby plantings. 744 more words

Hardy Geranium