Stormwater News: Contaminated Runoff and Beach Pollution

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Stormwater News DID YOU KNOW? One of the most common sources of beach pollution is contaminated runoff from urban environments and other developed areas. This can lead to discomfort, sickness, and an unpleasant environment for people and wildlife in the area. Properly functioning and well-managed stormwater BMPs, such as ponds and wetlands, are critical to water quality and a healthy ecosystem. Pond and lake management is one of the most important factors in keeping our beautiful North Carolina beaches clean! … Read More

Pond Health: Thriving dragonflies and fresh plantings!

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Dragonflies as a sign of a healthy pond We have been busy installing new plants at several different ponds this week. Developing a solid buffer around the shoreline is usually a process that takes place over a couple of years. Usually, we add enough plants to get a solid foundation and build from there. Below is an example of an initial planting with soft rush and other aquatic plants at a stormwater BMP in Durham.   We like to use plants … Read More