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Four Ferns for Dry Places

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When gardeners are looking for native plants for dry shade, ferns are not often the first type of plant to come to mind. It is true that many species of ferns prefer consistent moisture, yet there are ferns that are…

64,000 Rain Gardens for the Chesapeake Bay?

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Do rain gardens really work to protect aquatic wildlife? Researchers at Washington State University decided to find out for sure, and set up a pretty simple but clever test: salmon.  They collected storm water from around the Seattle region and…

Water Pollution Connections: Part 1 of 2

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[Note: This post was written by Dana Puzey, program manager for the Water Audit program, and is the first of a two-part series on how you can reduce your ecological footprint as an individual.] When you are tuned into local…