Tag Archive: buffer zone

May 16

Protecting a Stream’s Comfort Zone

Using a three-zone buffer system around a stream can dramatically improve water quality. Zone in on this: When we destroy the ecosystem along a stream, we threaten water quality, displace wildlife, and increase the risk of flooding. Robert Tjaden of the University of Maryland says that a three-part buffer between the water and adjacent land …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/stormwater-management/protecting-a-streams-comfort-zone/

May 02

Less Lawn, More Native Landscaping

Lakefront landscaping is key to water quality. Listen up: You might like the look of a clean-cut lawn, but if you have lake front property, experts say not to mow all the way to the shoreline. Rozumalski: “The most important thing you can do for your lake is to create a buffer zone, and this …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/agricultural-runoff/less-lawn-more-native-landscaping/