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#371: How to Improve the Water Quality in Your Own Backyard
In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with Lori Athey, Brenna Goggin and Laura Miller of the Delaware Nature Society about how you can improve the quality of water in your own backyard.
Fresh off of their talk at The Philadelphia Flower Show where they taught a class of improving the water quality in your backyard, Lori, Brenna and Laura, come on to share great tips you need to know for water quality in your area.
They will give us a background on The Delaware Nature Society, what they do and why the work they do is so important.
They'll teach us some of the biggest culprits that lead to water contamination and how you may be contributing to this and not even know it.
From there we will learn about what you, as a home gardener can do to help filter your own water through natural means as well as take steps to reduce erosion and the contaminants in your drinking supply.
This and so much more on this episode of The Vegetable Gardening Show!
◾ The things we gardeners are doing that affect the backyard water quality
◾ Proper lawn maintenance techniques to help improve water quality
◾ What you can plant to help improve the water quality in your own backyard
◾ Trees that are perfect for floodplains that help with water quality and water erosion
◾ Comparing the water quality in your area to the rest of your country
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Founded in 1964, Delaware Nature Society works to improve the environment through conservation, advocacy, and education. We are state affiliate for the National Wildlife Federation and are renowned for our educational programming and advocacy which provides the tools for communities to take action and protect the environment through land preservation and watershed stewardship.
Delaware Nature Society manages over 2,000 acres of land, including four nature preserves, and operates four educational sites: Ashland Nature Center, Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, DuPont Environmental Education Center and Coverdale Farm Preserve.
Lori promotes and coordinates the Certified Wildlife Habitat Program in Delaware, is staff coordinator of the Delaware Nature Society's annual Native Plant Sale (one of the largest in the Mid-Atlantic region) and monitors conserved natural areas.
Brenna has served on various state committees such as the Clean Water and Flood Abatement Task Force and Delaware’s Nutrient Management Commission. As the Director of Advocacy, Brenna is responsible for all of Delaware Nature Society’s grassroots advocacy and government affairs work.
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