Mon January 14, 2013
Earth Calendar for January 14th and January 15th
According to the Metropolitan Sewer District, every year, about 14.1 billion gallons of raw sewage mixed with storm water overflows from our sewers, contaminating local streams and rivers.
The good news is, we can each do our part to improve the conditions of this vital resource. For instance, you could build a RAINGARDEN. Simple yet effective, raingardens provide a way to filter excess pollutants from storm water before they contaminate our sewers, creeks, and rivers. They also increase the amount of water absorbed back into the soil, meaning our storm sewers have less to carry and our water table can be recharged! Who knew playing in the dirt could be such a good deed? For a link to Guidelines for Utilizing Rain Gardens for storm water management, visit the website.
On Our Calendar: Learn how animals live in their habitat and compare local wildlife to some of those living in other parts of the globe. This program is weather permitting, January 17th, 1:00 p.m. at Glenwood Gardens Highfield Discovery Garden. There is a small admission charge. Please call ahead to confirm (513) 771-8733 or visit the website.