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Earth Day festivities include tree planting

Earth Day festivities include tree planting

Colonial Beach students participated in two events rolled into one on Earth Day.
Ground was broken fo...

Colonial Beach Pier a lure for water lovers

Colonial Beach Pier a lure for water lovers

No matter the season, whatever the weather, the Colonial Beach Municipal Pier remains a top attracti...

Colonial Beach council seeks school demolition estimates

Colonial Beach council seeks school demolition estimates

The Colonial Beach Town Council has voted unanimously to obtain estimates for the demolition of the ...

Colonial Beach fire chief saves MD family from house fire

Colonial Beach fire chief saves MD family from house fire

Colonial Beach Volunteer Fire Chief David Robey was on his way to Hughsville, MD when he spotted the...

Downtown property owners invited to facade improvement meeting

The Colonial Beach Revitalization Management Team has identified roughly 25 properties that are elig...

Donkey Basketball

Donkey Basketball

Donkey Basketball is here to stay. On March 26 at Colonial Beach High School, basketball fans from a...

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After the Storm: A Water Shed Event

Colonial Beach—Explore ways to protect your property from erosion due to storm water damage and beautify your landscape in environmentally friendly ways on Saturday, April 14, 2012, when Northern Neck Master Naturalists present “After the Storm: A Water Shed Event” at the Placid Bay Civic Association building in Colonial Beach (Oak Grove), VA. Admission is free.

When it rains; it drains. Where does that water go? On September 8, 2011, Lee dropped 29 inches of rain on Placid Bay in one day. Houses flooded, roads washed out, and dams failed. “After the Storm” is a response to that destruction and will

help anyone who lives in a watershed, and we all live in a watershed, understand the functions of water and soils in a watershed and prepare to avoid damage to your property when the next storm comes. We can deal with stormwater by slowing it down, spreading it out, and soaking it in.

Throughout the day from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., visitors will hear presentations from experts from Northern Neck Master Gardeners, Friends of the Rappahannock, Hull Springs Farm of Longwood College, and the Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation District. Booths, including ones from Westmoreland State Park, Northern Neck Master Naturalists, and the Northern Neck Native Plant Society will provide answers to your questions and connections to local organizations. Visitors will get the latest information on Best Practices for stormwater management including: native plants, rain gardens, rain barrels, shoreline designs, and shoreline evaluations. Children and adults can choose a seedling to pot and take home to plant; enter the “World Beneath Our Feet” in the NNSWDC mobile van, view the newly installed rain garden; and manipulate the EnviroScape to understand how water causes erosion.

Walk with the experts at 1:30 and see how a home site is evaluated using the new Integrated Shoreline Evaluation Assistance(I-SEA) and learn how to evaluate, understand, and treat issues from the watershed to the water’s edge.

 

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