Saturday, December 25, 2010

Retention Ponds, Bogs and Basins - Clean the Water

Linda Maree in Home-Sick Water: Retention Ponds argues the virtues of enhancing the natural filtration qualities of a retention pond, bog, or basin by planting turf up to the edge, planting a littoral shelf of aquatic plants at the outlet and in the deepest part of the basin, and planting more plants that can stand the dry-wet-flood experience of the retention basin.  The Florida Sarasota County Neighborhood Environmental Stewardship Team (NEST) program helps groups secure grants, provide advise, and offer referrals to professionals to develop effective retention basins. Start your own NEST group.

Students at Winterbery Christian Academy study our right-outside-the-door Boggy Bottom Bog.

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