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Posts tagged: Resource Conservation and Development program

Pet Waste Disposal Systems Help Protect Water Quality

Dog waste that isn’t cleaned up isn’t just a hazard for the bottom of your shoes—it is also a cause of pollution in creeks, rivers and lakes across the country. Dog waste contains nitrogen and phosphorus, which can deplete oxygen that fish and other water-based life need to survive, as well as encourage the growth of harmful algae. It is also considered a significant source of pathogens like fecal coliform, a disease-causing bacteria. Read more »

Little Sprouts Grow Big Community Garden

(Left to right) Keniyah Brown, Gerkyhia Walker and Alexis Cook have fun tending their garden at Woodlawn Learning Center in Hopewell, Va.

(Left to right) Keniyah Brown, Gerkyhia Walker and Alexis Cook have fun tending their garden at Woodlawn Learning Center in Hopewell, Va.

“How does your garden grow?” is more than just a nursery rhyme for preschoolers at Woodlawn Learning Center in Hopewell, Virginia. The three- and four-year olds are learning about growing food and eating healthy by tending their own garden with help from a host of parents, teachers and other volunteers. Read more »