PGY_Fall2010-floridafriendly

PGY_Fall2010-floridafriendly - University of Florida/IFAS...

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Unformatted text preview: University of Florida/IFAS University of Florida/IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department Environmental Horticulture Department Florida Florida Friendly Landscaping Friendly Landscaping Program Program Kathy Malone & Brian Niemann Kathy Malone & Brian Niemann September 16, 2010 September 16, 2010 FFL Program Created in the mid 1990s to address the serious problem of soil and water quality degradation caused by stormwater runoff and non point source pollution. Polluted runoff is the #1 water Polluted runoff is the #1 water quality issue in Florida. quality issue in Florida. Photo courtesy of NEMO Rainwater that Rainwater that flows off of flows off of yards, roads and yards, roads and parking lots, and parking lots, and washes into a washes into a nearby nearby waterbody waterbody . . Stormwater Runoff This runoff can carry pollutants This runoff can carry pollutants into water bodies without going into water bodies without going through a treatment process. through a treatment process. Pollutants can also leach Pollutants can also leach through the soil into through the soil into groundwater (water supply). groundwater (water supply). Nonpoint Source Pollution Usually associated with trash, car oil, chemical lawn products, soil and other residues that are easily carried away by flowing water. 1.) Runoff 2.) Pollutants down the storm drain 3.) Gathering strength and dumping into the water cycle 4.) Polluted water body So What?So What?...
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