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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  • Why this latest Trump tactic is different
    Even for President Donald Trump, “I’ll impeach you!” is an idiotic comeback to House Democrats who are pursuing an impeachment inquiry. To state the obvious, lawmakers don’t get impeached, but if they did, I’d be willing to give up one of them to get rid of Trump (sorry, but I am certain the Democrats understand). More
  • Indigenous Peoples Day is about celebrating a fuller history
    Maine, for the first time, will celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday. The move, approved by lawmakers earlier this year, is an overdue recognition of the importance of Maine’s — and the country’s — indigenous people in our shared history. More
  • Bruins blank Devils in home opener
    BOSTON — It didn’t take very long for the Boston Bruins to wash away the sting of last season’s disappointing finish on home ice. Tuukka Rask stopped 31 shots in his 46th career shutout, leading the Bruins to a 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils to win their home opener on Saturday night. Brad Marchand, Joakim Nordstrom and Patrice Bergeron all scored in the Bruins’ first home game since losing 4-1 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final against the St. More
  • A new law lets Maine schools give away food scraps for pig feed
    Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste. A law saying schools can give food scraps away to pig farmers is now on the books in the state. The practice of feeding human food waste to pigs goes back millennia, but some school districts in Maine have expressed confusion in recent years about the rules around the practice. More
  • Hunter Biden will step down from board of Chinese firm, his attorney says
    Hunter Biden, the son of former vice president Joe Biden, said Sunday that he will step down from his position on the board of a Chinese company, a move that comes amid escalating attacks from President Donald Trump. In a statement released by his attorney, Hunter Biden also said he would not serve on the boards of foreign-owned companies if his father wins the 2020 presidential election. More
  • '70s rocker Steve Miller is no softer in his 70s
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    10/13/2019 - 12:21 pm | View Link
  • The Emergent Order Of Nature Vs. The Fed
    The negative consequences of disconnecting the price of borrowed money from the emergent order of their economic ecosystem will remain, even in the case of a final run-up in stocks. It will act as a ...
    10/13/2019 - 6:05 am | View Link
  • What to pack when traveling with your pet
    My dog will actually now go out in the rain. The tilting feature prompted me to buy this particular product over ... I love watching my dogs reach the goals I’ve set for them as well as seeing how ...
    10/12/2019 - 3:17 am | View Link
  • Delaney: ‘I’d just run. Leave it all out there. Have a fight and need to be dragged off. They respected that’
    It was absolutely pissing rain and in the first-half there was just a splattering of people ... maybe from coming from a place like that [Cork] City dressing room. I’d just run. Leave it all out there ...
    10/11/2019 - 11:31 am | View Link
  • On Coming Out, Slow and Not Always Steady: 6 Stories
    You know which one. In middle school, I fell hard for t.A.T.u’s music video “All the Things She Said.” In the video, the Russian duo portrayed themselves as teenage sapphic lovers destined to run away ...
    10/11/2019 - 5:28 am | View Link
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