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dc.contributor.authorEngland, Lauraen
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-28T12:08:00Zen
dc.date.available2017-09-28T12:08:00Zen
dc.date.issued2017-05-16en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/79432en
dc.description.abstractOngoing urban development in the Town of Boone has meant increasing coverage of pavement and other impervious surfaces. Local tributaries of the South Fork New River, like Hardin Creek, show symptoms of “urban stream syndrome,” such as flashy flows when it rains, accelerated channel erosion, water quality concerns, and poor quality habitat that supports only a small number of tolerant aquatic organisms. A group of community partners—including university, public agency, and non-profit representatives—are working together on watershed improvement efforts. ​We recently completed installation of a bioretention basin on the Watauga High School (WHS) campus, which drains to Hardin Creek. The WHS Rain Garden drains about 3800 sqft of parking lot. Though this is a small portion of runoff that flows to Hardin Creek, this rain garden has great educational value as a demonstration project. Located in front of the school by the athletic fields, the rain garden is visible to WHS students and their families as well as visitors to the campus. ​We hope it will inspire lots of people to think differently about how we manage runoff, so that we can protect the values of our waterways that we all care about.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherNew River Symposiumen
dc.relation.ispartofNew River Symposium 2017en
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dc.subjectimpervious surfacesen
dc.subjectbioretention basinen
dc.subjectrain gardenen
dc.subjectConservation partnershipsen
dc.subjectNew River Watersheden
dc.titleWatauga High School Rain Garden—A Community Partnershipen
dc.typePresentationen
dc.typeConference proceedingen
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