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Nature’s Dam Builders Help Remove Harmful Nitrogen

by ecoRI News staff This article appeared in ecoRI News and is reprinted here with permission. A research team from the University of Rhode Island has found that beavers help prevent harmful levels of nitrogen from reaching vulnerable estuaries. By creating ponds that slow down the movement of rivers and streams, the animals aid in…

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Review: A Community Guide to Growing Greener

Reviewed by Tara Mitchell The Massachusetts Watershed Coalition’s recently released Community Guide to Growing Greener provides guidance and recommendations for stormwater management and better site design. The Guide is intended for developers, designers, community boards, and others, either required to meet stormwater regulations or simply seeking to implement Low Impact Development (LID) practices.

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