Gardeners can have a huge impact on local watershed health. As hundreds, thousands and eventually millions of them influence the land use, inputs, water use and runoff patterns from their home landscapes, they shape the water quality of a watershed. Even little actions add up in a watershed.
Below are some resources I’ve drawn together for OSU Master Gardener trainings I’m delivering around the state this winter and spring. Hopefully others will find them useful too.
WaterWise Gardening Multimedia Presentation: http://bit.ly/8OsSTD
WaterWise ™ Gardening: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/yamhill/waterwisetm-gardening/feed
Surfrider Foundation Ocean Friendly Gardens: http://www.surfrider.org/ofg.asp
Oregon Rain Garden Guide: http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/sgpubs/onlinepubs.html
OSU Watershed Education Team: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/watershed/
Oregon Stormwater Solutions: http://www.oeconline.org/our-work/rivers/stormwater
Protecting Water from Non-point Source Pollution: http://protectingwater.com/
Puget Sound Partnership (non-point source pollution): http://www.psp.wa.gov/