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Urban watersheds produce an instantaneous response to rainfall. That results in stormwater runoff in excess of the capacity of drainage systems. The excess stormwater must be managed to prevent flooding and erosion of streams. 134 more words

Street Cleaning - Baltimore Style

Click (Video Link) or image to see Baltimore Sun’s video that shows  Baltimore’s street sweeper- vacuum removing  dirt and litter from curbside.  

This dirt and litter would go to Baltimore Harbor if not vacuumed up and properly disposed. 15 more words


Volunteer, 4-19-14; 9 - 1

Planting Tomorrow

Come Plant!

Saturday, April 19, 2014 

We have more plants in pots and they want to be in the ground. Bring your favorite digging tools (we have some) and help us plant bluebells, ferns and shrubs in the Signature Project area.  24 more words


Top Five Strategies to a Sustainable Site

As development continues its rebound the question remains if we will build better than we did before, the same, or worse.  The opportunity to build better sites, working with the landscape as opposed to against the landscape and working with the environmental assets on a property, is in actually not as difficult as one might image.  270 more words

Energy Conservation

Outcomes from Sustained Mobility

As Earth Week enters day 3 with plenty of more fun events to come (plus Meigan’s, Deidre’s, and Meredyth’s birthdays…), next Tuesday features the 3rd Annual GIFT Project Showcase during the Earth Week Expo from 12 – 1 in the Newcomb Lounge (between the Ballroom and Kaleidoscope). 646 more words


New Job, New Routine

I started a new job on March 25th with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. I feel almost that I’ve come full circle from where I began my career in Natural Resources, but only now with greater responsibility in a location where the pressures of compliance weigh heavily and are associated with timeframes. 518 more words

Another floating wetlands video: 'Making Waves in Outdoor Education'

We’ve got a second video on the floating wetlands project, just released by the Communications Department at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.

All our projects should get such great media coverage! Enjoy.