Stormwater News

Making Stormwater Retrofits Pay, Case Study in DC
Washington Monument

If retrofitting your property with a stormwater best management practice (BMP) paid dividends, would you do it?
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Stormwater Pond Management
Stormwater ponds capture runoff and reduce nutrients in the water.

Our friends at University of Maryland Extension office put together this great resource on stormwater pond management. It gives a brief background on stormwater ponds and focuses on maintenance for water quality.
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Turfgrass Nutrient Management Bulletin
turf-grass-cover

New England Regional Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilizer and Associated Management Practice Recommendations For Lawns Based on Water Quality Considerations.
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Seeking Nominations: Erosion, Sediment Control Panel
sediment-in-bay

Are you, or someone you know, an expert in Erosion and Sediment Control? Help us build an expert panel on Erosion and Sediment Control.
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D.C., National Leader for Green Roof Installation in 2011
Green roof in D.C. Image courtesy  of Wayfaring Travel Guide

The green roof industry grew by 115 percent over the course of 2011 and Washington D.C. was the first time market leader!
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Maintenance Matters!
nutrient-sediment-testing

New University of Florida study discusses the sediment and corresponding nutrient content associated with street sweeping, catch basin clean-out and routine BMP maintenance.
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Financing Stormwater Retrofits in Philadelphia and Beyond
Curb cuts into rain gardens reduce rain runoff from streets

Stormwater runoff is a principal cause of urban waterway pollution nationwide, fouling rivers, lakes, beaches, and drinking water supplies. Read the case study by…
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Soil Health Conference

The conference will address the importance of soil health and will offer three concurrent tracks on the impact on stormwater, surface water and groundwater and the landscape.
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Plant Selection for Filter Strip Optimization
Blue Flag Iris

The Blue Flag Iris performed the best of all of the plant species at removing selected pesticides in addition to being a very aesthetically pleasing plant.
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Bioretention Hydrology
Parking lot bioretention cell

Bioretention facilities need rigorous field performance research and monitoring to confirm performance.
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