Schools across the nation are transforming concrete and turf
into living and breathing wetlands!
the local watershed level, school footprints can represent a
sizeable portion of land use. On average an elementary school
5-10 acres, a middle school 20-30 acres and a high school
Dominated by impervious surfaces, schools represent
an opportunity to exact real and measurable watershed improvements
with regards to decreasing stormwater run-off and the resulting
non-point source pollution. However, the benefits of utilizing
schoolyards extend much further.
As outdoor classrooms they improve
academic achievement. As aesthetic enhancements, they increase
school pride and decrease vandalism. As demonstration projects,
they create awareness and understanding
throughout the greater
community leading to increased stewardship.
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