Good ways to reduce runoff

20150825_071359 (496x800)On vacation last week, we stayed at lovely lodgings beside a sparkling brook in Williamstown.  It was nice to see this motor inn is using low-cost measures to prevent pollutants from going into the brook.

The upper photo shows the porous parking area (crushed stone), as well as the groundcover and gardens that soak up runoff.

The lower photo shows the wide grass buffer and native vegetation filter between the parking area and the brook.  These simple runoff remedies offer effective ways for businesses and homeowners to help keep adjacent waterways healthy.

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