Thursday, April 4, 2013

Rain Water Capture, April 7

Capturing and why

Rainwater flows off our roofs and across the hard surfaces, picking up oil, pesticides, animal waste and trash. It then rushes off the streets into storm drains and concrete channelized rivers that lead to the ocean. As a result, our precious rainfall–a natural resource that could be used to supplement local water supplies–is mostly squandered, while our rivers, streams, bays and ocean get polluted.

This week at the Green Tent we'll be talking about rain water capture and, of course the Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase. What is a rain garden - is it the same as a bioswale? What are some simple things you can do to keep irrigation and rain water out of our sewers? Stop by the Green Tent and find out.

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