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September 23, 2019by ncdea

WYOMING, Teton CD – Experts in landscaping and its impact on the environment will hold a panel Monday at the library, giving community members a chance to learn about — and weigh in on — how best to care for private and public land around Teton County.

As the region’s human population grows, so does its potential to harm the surrounding water and wildlife. For example, using large amounts of fertilizer and pesticides can alter rivers and streams. Carlin Girard, water resources specialist with the Teton Conservation District and one of the panelists, argues proper landscaping is a simple step that anyone can take to lessen environmental damage.

“I’ve never heard a meaningful conversation at a community level about the cumulative effect of landscaping practices,” he said. “That is something that’s occurring all over the country, and we’re not leading the charge. We’re trying to start that conversation.”

Source: Love a beautiful lawn? Panel explores ‘green’ landscaping | Local | jhnewsandguide.com



August 30, 2019by ncdea

WYOMING, Teton CD – Across Teton County, signs featuring small metal fish are beginning to poke up from the lawns of homes and businesses.

The colorful, steel trout-shaped signs can be seen at Shooting Star, Snake River Brewing, Town Square and, perhaps, in your neighbor’s yard. They mean that whoever is responsible for the grass underneath has signed up for the “Trout Friendly Lawns Program,” which commits them to landscaping practices that minimize water pollution.

“A lot of people just want to feel like they’re doing the right thing for the waterways,” said Leslie Steen of Trout Unlimited. “They get that eventually what they put on their lawns will end up in the stream.”

The lawn program…originated with the Jackson Hole Clean Water Coalition, which includes Trout Unlimited, the Teton Conservation District, Friends of Fish Creek and several other organizations. Collectively, they aim to keep the region’s water as natural and clean as possible.

Source: Jackson Hole trends trout friendly | Local | jhnewsandguide.com



August 17, 2019by ncdea

WYOMING, Teton CD – The Jackson Hole Airport just got a major upgrade to its stormwater filtration system.

The Jackson Hole Airport Board will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony September 3 to celebrate the new system, which was made possible by a $60,000 grant from Teton Conservation District. Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon will be there to give an address, and the airport will be fueling planes with sustainable aviation fuel provided by AvFuel, a global supplier of aviation fuels and services.

“This is far beyond any local stormwater project from a size and treatment perspective, the level of treatment and quality of treatment is outstanding,” said Carlin Girard, Teton Conservation District’s water resource specialist. “Most systems plan for a 20-year storm event, the Airport went above and beyond by planning for a 100-year storm event.”

Source: Airport completes stormwater filtration system – Buckrail – Jackson Hole, news


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