“Naturalized detention basins are becoming an increasingly popular stormwater control measure (SCM) in the Midwest. A naturalized detention basin is similar to a conventional pond but is enhanced with relatively flat side slopes and diverse plant communities along aquatic benches and within buffers. These basins are intended to provide multiple benefits including pollutant removal, flood prevention, hydrologic stability, and creation of habitat.” Read More
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Pizzo Group Leader Speaks up for the Natural World (Harbor Country News)
“Walk onto one of Jack Pizzo’s sites, and you will experience the kind of beauty that the Native Americans experienced hundreds of years ago. Farm fields worm out with decades of tilling have been restored to their original prairie. A rich mix of wildflowers and soft grasses ripples like water in the breeze. Stormwater collection ponds, once covered with green slime and infested with Canada Geese, now old cool, clear water. Woods that were choked with non-native buckthorn and honeysuckle, which suffocate groundcover, are now a healthy combination of native tree canopy, intermediate brush, grass, and flowers…” Read more, starting on page 8.