Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Storm Water Gardens, great and small
Cities around the country are trying to figure out how to encourage economic growth, and protect the environment at the same time. Stephanie Hemphill reports on one case where both could be winners:In Michigan, there are groups throughout the state offering information to residents about how storm water impacts their environment and what they can do to help. One such organization is Rain Gardens of West Michigan. They are
an environmental education program focused on stormwater education, and on the values of using rain gardens and native plants in the landscape to improve urban and suburban water quality.The Times Herald of Port Huron recently published an article highlighting Kristen Jurs.
(S)he's growing the sedum plants on the roof of an entrance to her basement.Interested?
Read or listen to STORM WATER GARDENS: GOOD FOR CITY GROWTH? on The Environment Report
Learn more about Rain Gardens of West Michigan
Read Municipality turns to green Ira Township installs unique natural roof by the Times Herald (Port Huron)
NOTE: The photo at right above is from the Absolute Michigan Pool on Flickr.
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