Water Cycle, A Refresher: Impacts On Our Lands

In a natural watershed (with 0% impervious surface), ground water infiltration is 50%, but as development increases, impervious surface penetration decreases ranging from 42% infiltration—in low density development to areas—down to 15% infiltration in urban watersheds.
A great refresher video, provided here by The Watershed Institute, as how human activity and development impacts stormwater run-off: https://youtu.be/qmbw5qO9v74
Also, did you know that similar helpful environmental resources and planning tools are nicely organized and provided by ANJEC, the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions available at: http://www.anjec.org/ToolsResources.htm
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“New app could turn outdoor enthusiasts into citizen-scientists”

Article:  “New app could turn outdoor enthusiasts into citizen-scientists”, January 13, 2016

http://sustainability.psu.edu/spotlight/new-app-could-turn-outdoor-enthusiasts-citizen-scientists

The Sustainability Institute, http://www.sustainability.psu.edu

ACRES 2015 Arbor Day Photo Contest Winners

Trees at water

The results are in and we have our winners!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote, and a special thanks to all the wonderful children who submitted entries — you all have such potential! We hope you will keep taking pictures, and always find the beauty in each tree.

For our five winners, your wonderful photos will be placed on the ACRES website (acresinfo.org) and will be featured on future ACRES  educational material.

We’re very proud of you!

To view the five winners, go to:

https://acresinfo.org/photo-contest-2/