Recent Articles of Interest

Check out the links below for some recent articles of interest to the Stormwater Management community.

NOAA Report: Coastal Wetlands Loss Costly and Continuing:

NEW ORLEANS – March 24, 2015 – An important study and corresponding conservation planning tool recently released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) should help officials protect the most important areas along our nation’s coastlines. According to NOAA’s analysis, the U.S. lost more than 1,500 square miles of coastal wetlands between 1996 and 2011.

Methods in Construction Site Sediment Control:

In Part Two of this continuing series on the topic of sediment control methods at construction sites, author Linda Robinson discusses a highway widenting project that manages sediment and erosion control in order to protect the water quality of a nearby stream.

SITES Program Certifies 12 Sustainable Landscapes:

AUSTIN, Texas, March 31, 2015The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) program has certified sustainable landscapes at a dozen new locations across the country for meeting rigorous standards for environmental design and performance. These 12 landscapes include George Washington’s historic Maryland home, a pocket park in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, and a public children’s garden in Austin, Texas.

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