AMES, Iowa – Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, May 27 at noon about urban conservation and stormwater management practices for homeowners.
The addition of impervious surfaces to the landscape in urban areas increases water runoff volume and rate, which can cause water quality, erosion and flood issues. A stormwater management strategy and best management practices can be implemented by communities and homeowners to provide better site designs and water management.
Paul Miller, urban conservationist at the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), will discuss practices that homeowners can install to manage water, while also adding beauty to their yard.
“Every homeowner, regardless of the size of property, can do something to manage and treat the water that leaves their property to improve water quality and reduce water quantity effects on receiving waters downstream,” said Miller, who has over 37 years of experience in soil and water conservation and resource management with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and IDALS.
Miller hopes that webinar participants will take away ideas about how they can help improve water quality in their watershed.
To participate in the live webinar, shortly before noon on May 27, click the following URL, or type this web address into your internet browser: https://iastate.zoom.us/j/364284172
Or, go to https://iastate.zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 364 284 172. Or, join from a dial-in phone line dial +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923. Meeting ID: 364 284 172.
The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time. Archived webinars are available at https://www.iowalearningfarms.org/page/webinars.
Original photo: Paul Miller