The Value and Importance of Water Retention on our Land

One of the most valuable things to do for ourselves, future generations and all life on earth, in this climate crisis, is to find ways to capture rainwater on the land to soak into the groundwater and aquifers as it is meant to and regenerate the life of our planet.   “Water Retention Landscapes are … Continue reading The Value and Importance of Water Retention on our Land

Update on RCC Bioswale/RainGarden Project

  The new gravel path is nearly finished and runs from one end of the garden to the other, the boulders have been placed, and four bird houses hung: three have larger holes for Bluebirds or Swallows (most likely violet green), and one is for smaller birds (Chickadees or Nuthatches) (see below).  SRV member Mike … Continue reading Update on RCC Bioswale/RainGarden Project

Natural Sustainable Flood Management

  Rural Sustainable Drainage from novadada on Vimeo.   Produced by Antony Lyons with Rough Glory Films Additional flood footage shot by Brian Cooke, Jeremy Williamson Adam Laity (used with kind permission of Esther May Campbell) Music: 'It Always Rains in England’ by Ergo Phizmiz (creative commons license) The Stroud RsuDs project is located in … Continue reading Natural Sustainable Flood Management

Learn about Rain Gardens and Bioswales at RCC

The following is a Press Release put out by Rogue Community College about the project Sustainable Rogue Valley is doing in collaboration with them on the Grants Pass Redwood Campus.   Grants Pass-Rogue Community College (RCC) and Sustainable Rogue Valley are working together to complete the demonstration Rain Garden and Bioswale on the RCC Redwood … Continue reading Learn about Rain Gardens and Bioswales at RCC

Volunteers needed to complete the RCC Raingarden Project

Volunteers Needed for Planting February 16th - Meet at the Josephine Building parking lot between 10 am and 2 pm Volunteers Needed for Trail Construction March 16th - Meet at the Josephine Building parking lot between 10 am and 2 pm Volunteer opportunities are scheduled for anyone to get involved. Students are welcome and encouraged to … Continue reading Volunteers needed to complete the RCC Raingarden Project

December 2017 Update on RCC Raingarden/Bioswale Project

NEARLY FINISHED! Here are pictures taken this summer and fall of the progress on the Project. Chas Rogers has done an amazing job – not only writing the grants, but coordinating the work and DOING a huge amount himself!  We just had a big planting day before Thanksgiving and LOTS of folks showed up – … Continue reading December 2017 Update on RCC Raingarden/Bioswale Project