stormwater

Installing a raingarden in a Washington DC backyard. Photo by A. Frayer

Your Backyard: A Stormwater Sponge

As urban areas have grown, we have altered nature, replacing it with sidewalks, parking lots, roads, and other man-made structures. Our development patterns have not only led to harmful levels …

Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen).

Post-Sandy: Working with Nature to Keep Us Safe

Like many children who grew up in the Philadelphia area, I spend my summers going (as we say in Philly) “down the shore.” For me that meant the town of …

Damaged riparian zone at Oberlin College. Image credit Noah Schwarz

EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge

Today’s forecast: 62 degrees with an 85% chance of showers. Put on your raincoat and start singing… Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day… Look at all the puddles …

Filter Floodwaters with Flora

Spring in the Pacific Northwest can only mean one thing: rain. As rain falls on our roofs and streets, it is piped into stormwater drains which eventually empty out into …

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