Water Resource Brochures

Along with the Lehigh County Conservation District and the Watershed Coalition of the Lehigh Valley, PEC has published a series of water resource documents. PEC presents the following water resource documents below:

Caring for Your Streamside Property

Caring for your streamside property photo “Native plants and animals sustain the environment on which we ourselves depend. By planting native species in your streamside buffer, you are providing an excellent opportunity for our native birds, insects and other wildlife to thrive…” Click here to view brochure

Naturalizing Your Yard

Naturalizing your yard photo “In some cases, changing your current routine to incorporate practices that are environmentally friendly can be challenging. However, in this brochure you will find many easy-to-implement ideas to protect and preserve our natural resources… ” Click here to view brochure

Caring for Your Wetlands

Caring for your wetlands photo “Wetlands have been misunderstood for centuries; over a span of 200 years (1780 to 1980), over half a million acres of wetlands in Pennsylvania were filled in as people developed the landscape to suit their needs, unaware of how critical wetlands were to the health of both natural and human ecosystems…” Click here to view brochure

Basin Retrofits

Basin retrofits photo “Retrofitting existing stormwater basins offers a relatively low cost opportunity to slow down and clean the water before it reaches streams, thereby reducing flooding, erosion and water pollution…” Click here to view brochure

Maintaining Stormwater Basins

Stormwater basins photo “Most basins in Pennsylvania were designed as “dry detention basins”. Dry detention basins are intended to temporarily hold stormwater during and immediately after storms, and drain in between storms…” Click here to view brochure

Creating Your Rain Garden

Creating your rain garden photo “The rain falling on buildings and pavement in suburban and urban areas turns into “run off” that rapidly reaches rivers and streams. There it can flood roads and buildings, erode stream banks, and carry pollutants damaging to human health and aquatic life…” Click here to view brochure

How to Create a Meadow

How to create a meadow photo“The first several years after planting are critical to ensuring native grasses become well-established and that weeds do not take over. These initial seasons require carefully timed mowing to prevent the weeds from developing seed heads while allowing the grasses to flourish…” Click here to view brochure

Golf Course Water Resources Handbook of Best Management Practices

Golf Course BMP photo“The Golf Course Water Resources Handbook of Best Management Practices provides a concise overview of 18 Best Management Practices (BMPs) to help improve and protect water resources.

As you read through the various BMPs, you will notice that prior planning and knowledge are recurring themes…” Click here to view brochure.

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