1. Building Soil for Stormwater Management - SustainabilityTALKS


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    David McDonald, with Seattle Public Utilities, describes the journey of yard waste and food waste to a state of the art composting facility and back to the soil in our flower beds, shrubs, lawns, rain gardens and bioswales. Shows how building healthy soil reduces the need for synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides on lawns and gardens, and the benefits of natural yard care through building soil health with regular application of compost. To see other videos in this series and to learn more about SustainabilityTALKS go to sustainabilityambassadors.org/sustainabilitytalks BIO: David McDonald is a biologist and environmental scientist with Seattle Public Utilities, focusing on soil science and environmentally friendly landscape design and development practices. He leads the Washington Organic Recycling Council’s “Soils for Salmon” initiative, which is transforming development practices around the Northwest, and serves on the technical core committees of the national Sustainable Sites Initiative, and Washington’s ecoPRO Sustainable Landscape Professional Certification program. David has worked in oceanographic research, mountain lion research and forest fire management, operated a small farm, and taught agriculture and forestry with the Peace Corps. Links for Learning More… • Composting and natural yard care www.GardenHotline.org • Soil best practices for stormwater management www.SoilsforSalmon.org or www.BuildingSoil.org • Soil Biology Primer www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/soils/health/biology • Soil solutions to climate change: NW Bio-carbon Initiative www.climatesolutions.org/programs/nbi • Washington soils, soil testing, composting: http://soils.puyallup.wsu.edu/soils

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    • Burnt Bridge Creek, Vancouver, WA 11-11-11


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      Raw footage of Burnt Bridge Creek with ducks swimming and beautiful trees reflecting in the water. Burnt Bridge Creek runs through the full length of our county. For years it has been an active stream, home to many species of fish, birds, and other wildlife. However, its water quality has suffered greatly from untreated contaminated stormwater runoff & failed septic systems. Burnt Bridge Creek has been at the heart of Rosemere’s water quality work in the hope that with continued responsible stewardship it will once again be the pristine waterway ducks, herons and other wildlife deserve.

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      • Cabrini College Water Management Initiatives


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        Created by Megan Sokolowski and Laura Hancq

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        • Calculate downpipes


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          Calculate downpipes

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          • Capturing Runoff Makes Good Business Sense


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            To learn more about managing stormwater and protecting water from pollution, visit http://www.StormwaterPA.org. Watch the full video, "Capturing Rainwater is Good Business Practice": http://stormwaterpa.org/capturing-rainwater-is-good-business-practice.html

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            • Carriage Hills Outfall


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              Carriage Hills Outfall, Maryland- Faith Fitzpatrick (USGS), and Joe Berg (BioHabitats, Inc.) bubble up inlet structure with large box culvert storage beneath, cuts erosive force of piped stormwater.

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              • Champaign Considers Stormwater Utility Fee


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                Related Story: http://bit.ly/AzmdGb Champaign County Board member Pattsi Petrie, who is a resident of the John Street Watershed, shows Illinois Public Media's Jim Meadows a rain garden installed outside the flood prone Champaign School District administration building. A rain garden is a depression in the soil planted with hardy, water-absorbing wetland vegetation. Petrie says it’s one of several things property owners can install to limit their water runoff.

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                • Champaign Consider Stormwater Utility Fee


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                  Related Story: http://bit.ly/AzmdGb Champaign resident Steve Cochran says a storm water utility fee is long overdue. He lives in the Clark Park neighborhood, where his house sits on what he jokingly calls Ground Zero --- the lowest spot of the John Street Watershed. Cochran shows Illinois Public Media's Jim Meadows around his property on a dry winter day. Cochran points out the water’s precise path during the last big flood in 2008.

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                  • Chesapeake Unscripted: What happens to stormwater runoff after it rains? (York, PA)


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                    We asked people in York, Pennsylvania what happens to stormwater runoff after it rains. Learn more at www.chesapeakebay.net Produced by Steve Droter Music: "Quand je serai grand" by Löhstana David

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