Feb. 1, 2017 12:00
A $95,000 grant from the Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship Program has been given to the Washington Stormwater Center to better educate businesses as to why stormwater regulations are important. The Puget Sound-based organization wants to make stormwater issues a reality for people who don’t see the direct results of pollution....
Nov. 18, 2016 04:15
The advent of the environmental movement, and the reconsideration of the importance of a healthy ecology in the political sphere, has had more impact on our country than anyone can say....
Nov. 22, 2016 04:15
California’s State Water Resources Control Board will provide $9.5 million in grants to be given to 28 different stormwater-capture projects in California. The aim of these grants is to continue battling California’s five-year drought with stormwater and groundwater....
July 15, 2016 12:09
In the soil erosion business, the name of the game is controlling and conserving the earth. We build silt fences, or place plastics or fabrics to keep the topsoil on properties so it doesn’t wash away, blow away or get tracked away by human or animal activity....
Sept. 16, 2013 03:55
In the soil erosion business, the name of the game is controlling and conserving the earth. We build silt fences, or place plastics or fabrics to keep the topsoil on properties so it doesn’t wash away, blow away or get tracked away by human or animal activity....
March 18, 2013 03:46
It’s not meant to be seen. Ideally, it disappears, either partially or completely, over time, as nature fills in where it couldn’t before. Think of a plaster cast on a broken bone. Once the bone heals, the cast is unnecessary. Until the bone knits, however, that cast is indispensible....
Jan. 16, 2012 04:27
The federal government designed the Chesapeake Bay pollution diet to improve the overall health of the bay. The diet forces Anne Arundel and other counties adjacent to the bay to put in place upgraded stormwater controls with the goal of achieving the pollution levels outlined in the plan by 2025....
July 15, 2015 12:26
When we were little kids and had bad dreams about ‘the boogeyman,’ we hid under our blankets. We believed that nothing could get to us, as long as we were under that protective layer of fabric. It’s a great analogy for erosion control work and the products we use to do it with. One of the things we do to keep boogeymen away is to lay down protective blankets. Except our boogeymen are ...
July 15, 2015 11:26
Okay—so maybe, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Slurry” would not have been a bestseller. And you won’t have Professor Snape’s help in choosing what you’ll include in your potions. There are a number of admittedly non-magical factors you have to consider when deciding what to put in your tank....

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In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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