The Nature Foundation is having an open house on Earth Day. Light refreshments will be served as we share The Foundation's water conservation and storm water management efforts.
Over the last six months, The Nature Foundation, with the help of volunteers, installed a 2,400 gallon underground water vault, and connected it to our facility’s gutter system. The arrangement demonstrates how storm water can be slowed before it cascades down the mountain. This is called changing the water hydrograph in the case of a storm event. We will demonstrate the water conservation merits of both the water vault and cleverly designed water barrels that will irrigate our native plant propagation projects. We will be joined by members of the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Management District, whose encouragement has been essential.