Soaking Up Stormwater
Hear from scientists and community partners working to manage the threats of stormwater in the third episode of the Destination Nature podcast.
When a storm rolls in and raindrops hit the city streets, where do they go?
Stormwater is becoming a challenge in cities, threatening the health of the people who live there and the ecosystems that surround them. In this third episode of Destination Nature hear from urban conservationists and community partners about the challenges of stormwater and the natural solutions which bring hope.
Learn More About:
· The threats of stormwater to nature and cities
· The role and benefits of nature in cities
· How TNC is working with communities and city partners.
Community Conservation: A Visual Story
Bringing nature into neighborhoods begins with the community. TNC and partners listen to residents and local partners to understand their needs and work together to plan how nature can help.
The Belmont neighborhood in Philadelphia faces flooding of their streets and parking lots every time it rains. Homes can also flood, leading to water damage and mold.
Through partnerships with the community and organizations such as the Friends Rehabilitation Program, TNC is working to bring nature’s solutions to neighborhoods. Not only do gardens help mitigate the effects of stormwater but they also provide benefits to the community such as fresh produce.
Danyell Brent works with the Friends Rehabilitation Program to create community gardens in his neighborhood of Belmont. These gardens help soak up stormwater that could otherwise wind up on the paved roads and parking lots.
Natural Solutions to Stormwater
About Destination Nature
Destination Nature is a new podcast series from The Nature Conservancy that brings conservation stories to your computer. Three pilot episodes launched in the summer of 2019. In each episode we explore a new project, talking with TNC staff and partners about our work in action.
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