In 2010, several residents who were Watershed Steward candidates designed and implemented several projects in the community. The focus was on stormwater filtration, turf conversion, and the Chesapeake Bay airshed. The no-mow zone captures and helps to filter stormwater. Because perennials, shrubs, and tall grasses have deeper roots than turf grass, they take up more nutrients, which is something that is in need of reduction in most waterways. More plants also mean less area to mow, thus reducing CO2 emissions in the air. The tandem rain barrels that are next to the pumping station are used to slow down stormwater coming from the roof and to water the plants when necessary. They were painted by Kim Boris.
This site is located at the entrance of Oyster Harbor. Because it is County owned property, we worked in conjunction with Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works.