River Smart Tips for Gardeners

courtesy of the Housatonic Valley Association


Reasons to be River Smart:

1. Drought in New England - USGS Water Gage (from drought to flood - the extremes are constantly getting greater).

2. Stormwater Our Number One Quality Issue

Stormwater Facts

NPDES Phase II Fact Sheet

Property Management:  

1. Myth of Soil Amendment (Compost)

2. More Than Just a Yard: Ecological Landscaping for Massachusetts Homeowners 

     a. Planting Natives -- Douglas Tallamy 

     b. Greening the Gateway -- BEAT 

3. Installing LID; MA Clean Water Toolkit 

4. Reducing Water Consumption -- Don't Flush -- It Causes Trouble!