Tag Archives: water quality
Retention Ponds This month’s Gazetteer discuses the purposes and maintenance of retention and detention ponds – important issues for Florida homeowners! July 2013 Gazetteer (PDF, 306 KB)
Nitrogen is good for plants, and that’s why it’s in the fertilizers we put on our lawns. Unfortunately, too much nitrogen wrecks havoc on aquatic ecosystems. How and why should we keep fertilizer from washing into waterways? Steve Preston answers that question … Continue reading
Alberto Chavez wrote an article for the Naples Daily News about Florida landscaping, its environmental impact, and how professional landscapers are being trained in Best Management Practices. Read it here.
Is there a way to treat algae in your pond without dumping chemicals in the water? Mike Bauer, the Natural Resources Division Manager for the City of Naples thinks so. Read his ideas here.
The Environmental Protection Agency awarded the City of Athens, Tennessee a grant to restore a wetland and produce a video on water quality and rain gardens. It showcases activities that local homeowners and communities can do to manage stormwater: