Archive | Stormwater Management

Encouraging Citizen Action to Soak Up the Rain

by Anne Leiby and Cindy Brown Stormwater runoff is a significant source of water pollution in the United States. As rain falls onto hard surfaces, such as roofs, roads, parking lots, sidewalks, and hard-packed grass, it picks up and carries with it a variety of pollutants including bacteria, heavy metals, nutrients, and sediment. These pollutants […]

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The Dirty Truth – Part 1

Concepts in mitigating site impacts when using heavy equipment Part 1 – Soil and Equipment by Walker Korby From the cab of even a small 6-ton diesel excavator, every site should look ecologically sensitive. These machines are designed to make a large difference in a short amount of time, so when it comes to changing […]

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The Dirty Truth – Part 2

Concepts in mitigating site impacts when using heavy equipment Part 2 – Water Management by Walker Korby As any sandcastle builder knows, you can create the most elaborate shapes and contours with a substrate that has just enough moisture to stick together. But as soon as you add more water, all bets are off. Everyone […]

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What’s New at Fourth Generation?

by R.P. Sokol The 2013 winter trade shows have brought some pleasant surprises to us at Fourth Generation Nursery. The first is that many in the Landscape industry are beginning to “get it;” rainwater harvesting is finally starting to catch on. And second, an increasing number of professionals recognize that “Storm Water Management” means more […]

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