Free Low Impact Landscape Workshop
Tuftonboro –A free workshop will be offered to teach participants ways to beautify their properties while protecting the water quality of our lakes, ponds and streams. The workshop will be held on Saturday, July 20th, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Mirror Lake Community Church (where Tuftonboro Neck Road intersects Route 109). The workshop will demonstrate “low impact development” (LID) stormwater management practices by using attractive native plants and promoting soil infiltration techniques. Bob Hartzel of Geosyntec Consultants will provide an overview of LID concepts and step-by step guide to building rain gardens, “bioretention cells”, porous pavers, rain barrels, and other LID landscaping techniques that use native shrubs, annuals and perennial flowers.
“Implementing these practices will help reduce the flow of storm water run-off which carries phosphorus loaded sediment into our water bodies, reducing the risk of cyanobacteria blooms and the introduction of other excess nutrients harmful to our lakes, ponds and streams”, Mr. Hartzel stated.
Bob Hartzel is a Certified Lake Manager and wetland scientist with over 20 years of experience in managing lake, river and wetland restoration projects. Bob is also a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control and has led a variety of recent projects implementing LID stormwater techniques.
The workshop is sponsored by Mirror Lake Protective Association with funding provided by a Section 319 Federal Clean Water Act grant administered by New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services.