Thursday, December 2, 2010

rain, rain

In this field, every time it rains (at least an inch of rain), we've got projects and sites to visit. And yesterday, it rained, so out we went. I do enjoy donning my knee-high rubber boots, and this gives me the perfect opportunity.

We visit some of our rain gardens.... (below is one of the Van Derveer School rain gardens from a September 2010 storm)

we look for other potential problem areas...

and sometimes we take samples...

All of this gives us insight into what might be negatively affecting water quality and how we can potentially improve it.