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05/23/2018
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Pathway to Water Quality

Where does all the water go after it rains? How does what people do on their land at home, on the farm and in the cities affect water and soil quality? Pathway to Water Quality can show you. Pathway to Water … Continue reading

05/23/2018
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Green Roofs

Green Roofs in Indiana Green roofs in Indiana WFYI Green Roof Indianapolis (by Roofing Post) WFYI Green Roof Indianapolis (photos/GreenRoofs.com) Ball Memorial Hospital Green Roof Ball Memorial Hospital Images City of Indianapolis: Stormwater Design and Specification Manual Other Green Roofs … Continue reading

05/23/2018
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Water Quality on the Farm, Home and in Woodlands

IDNR-Woodland Management Good timber management makes woodlands productive, provides wildlife habitat and protects water and soil quality.  Learn more about the benefits of snags in your woodland. Conservation Planning-Put Planning First (PDF): The Natural Resources Conservation Service and your local Soil … Continue reading

05/21/2018
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Septic Systems

Septic Systems Some homes are not close enough to a centralized sewer system, and instead use an onsite sewage disposal system, or septic system, to clean up water that comes from toilets, bathtubs, sinks, and washing machines. This technology can … Continue reading

05/21/2018
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Native Plants

Native Plants Plants native to Indiana have adapted and evolved to local growing conditions and are best suited for the soil and weather in our area. They require less fertilizer, fewer pesticides, and less water than non-native plants. Native plants … Continue reading

05/21/2018
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Rain Barrels

If you’re are looking for ways to save on your water bill, do something good for the environment by conserving water, and ensure that your plants, garden or landscape don’t suffer in the next dry spell, consider an old-fashioned solution: … Continue reading

04/16/2014
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Youth Education

Great Conservation Resources for Teachers and Students to Take Advantage of: NRCS Teachers and Students NACD Ed Resources Chicago Field Museum – Underground Adventure GLOBE Program Soil Science Society of America Teacher Resources National Ag in the Classroom Project Learning … Continue reading

04/16/2014
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Wetlands

Wetlands are now recognized as important features in the landscape that provide numerous beneficial services for people and for fish and wildlife. They are also sometimes called marshes or swamps. Generally, wetlands are lands where saturation with water is the … Continue reading

04/16/2014
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How Does Soil Affect Water Quality?

Streams & Shoreline Protection Protecting stream banks and shorelines with vegetation or rock prevents soil erosion and protects aquatic habitat. Lakes and Natural Wetlands Wetlands help clean up water before it enters rivers, lakes, streams and groundwater. Soils in Indiana … Continue reading

04/16/2014
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Rain Gardens

A rain garden is a landscaping feature using native perennial plants. The garden is used to manage stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces such as roofs, sidewalks and parking lots. When you create a rain garden you can improve local water … Continue reading