Embrace Run Off With A Rain Garden

As rain pours down rooftops, through gutters, across lawns and into culverts, it collects pollutants and carries these toxins and bits of trash into local rivers and streams. Along the way, rain collects in depressions in the landscape, which often results in soggy patches of lawn and shallow pools that serve as prime breeding areas for mosquitoes. This can all be fixed with a rain garden. Rain gardens are beds of plants that are located where rain naturally gathers or where rain is diverted through the use of drain pipes or swales.

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  • Maine State Prison fixes problem that caused sewage to spew out of manhole
    WARREN, Maine — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection says a piece of a sewer line at the Maine State Prison in Warren has been replaced after sewage spilled from the system in March. A channel grinder — which breaks down solids in wastewater — in one of the prison’s sewage system pump stations failed and was removed sometime in late winter, according to Maine Department of Environmental Protection spokesman David Madore. More
  • AP source: Celtics’ Horford to become unrestricted free agent
    BOSTON — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Boston Celtics center Al Horford will decline his player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the decision has not been announced. More
  • Why you should make microgreens part of your daily diet
    With delicate stems and tiny leaves, microgreens are often found sprinkled on salads and stuffed in artisanal burgers. They quickly jazz up a dish, adding a little extra flavor, color and texture. But what are they really? Simply put, microgreens are edible shoots of plants that are harvested early in life, just after the first leaves have developed. “Because they’re so young, they’re packed with a lot of nutrients and flavor,” said Pamela Hargest, a horticulture professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. More
  • Experts head to Machias to take a different approach to fisheries management
    Fisheries experts from around the region are at the University of Maine at Machias for a two-day conference on what could be the next wave of fisheries regulation. It’s called ecosystem-based fisheries management, and it takes a different approach. More
  • John D. Williams found guilty of murder of Cpl. Eugene Cole
    A Cumberland County jury of six men and six women found John D. Williams guilty of murder in the April 2018 fatal shooting of Cpl. Eugene Cole of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office. The death of Cole, who was the first Maine law enforcement officer fatally shot in the line of duty in nearly 30 years, and ensuing four-day manhunt for Williams garnered intense media coverage. The jurors deliberated less than three hours before handing up their verdict. More
  • World Cup 2019, England vs Afghanistan – as it happened: Hosts top table with crushing 150-run win
    Meanwhile, Wood is given another run-in. Eoin Morgan is using the pacer ... we don't even need to add rain/washouts. Oh my! #CWC19 https://t.co/3uKSr4LWpp Fifty for Morgan as well. ...
    06/18/2019 - 1:14 pm | View Link
  • Sean McElwee’s media influence
    I met McElwee for the first time at Mud Coffee, in the East Village, a few hours after Joe Biden, long rumored to be courting a 2020 run, officially announced that ... under a gray sky and occasional ...
    06/18/2019 - 7:38 am | View Link
  • Building a winner: How Pelicans' David Griffin became the NBA's king of culture change
    He just had this weird ‘Rain Man’-like quality. He knew everyone playing basketball ... and it certainly wasn’t built to take one of the game’s best players on a Finals run. But it gave the basketball ...
    06/17/2019 - 6:05 am | View Link
  • Freddy Adu exclusive: 'I'm not ready to give it up'
    Melissa Lyttle for ESPN One Friday evening late last month, after the rain had come and gone ... "In front of you," Adu said. "Not too far. Run at it full speed, Kevin! Run at it, and then shoot." - ...
    06/17/2019 - 5:29 am | View Link
  • World Cup Central: Behrendorff's plan
    In cricket when you run, you always take your bat with you ... Afghanistan next play South Africa on June 15. Sarfaraz hopes rain doesn't mess with Pakistan momentum The forecast promised rain, and ...
    06/16/2019 - 3:07 pm | View Link
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