In November, the Clean Waters Partnership: An Initiative of The Watershed Foundation (TWF) marked a significant milestone by hosting its first-ever Green Infrastructure in Landscaping workshop. The event, held in Warsaw, saw an enthusiastic participation of 55 community members and professionals eager to explore the critical intersection of landscape choices and water quality.
The workshop served as an invaluable platform for attendees to delve into the impact of landscaping decisions on our water systems’ health. Through engaging presentations and expert-led discussions, participants gained insights into the importance of green infrastructure in mitigating water pollution and fostering sustainable, eco-friendly practices.
Caitlin Yoder, watershed coordinator for The Watershed Foundation, expressed her excitement about the success of the workshop, stating, “We are thrilled to see such a positive response to our inaugural Green Infrastructure workshop. The enthusiasm and engagement from our community members and professionals underscore the growing awareness of the pivotal role that individual landscape choices play in preserving water quality.”
“These biological systems have numerous benefits beyond just managing water,” continued Yoder. “Proper maintenance and installation are key. TWF and the Clean Waters Partnership wants to come alongside property owners and managers to help support these processes.”
For those who couldn’t attend the event or wish to delve deeper into the subject, TWF encourages everyone to explore additional resources available on their newly updated website. Visit https://watershedfoundation.org/green for an extensive collection of information, tips, and resources dedicated to understanding and implementing green infrastructure practices.
The Clean Waters Partnership is a collaboration of organizations and individuals with an interest in the health of the water resources in the Upper Tippecanoe Watershed.
Special thanks to Kosciusko Soil and Water Conservation District, City of Warsaw Stormwater Utility, Team FAB, Kosciusko County Area Plan Commission, RW Kidd Construction, Kosciusko Parks and Recreation, Harter Home Construction, and the City of Warsaw for making this event a success.
Our lakes need help. Our lakes need you. You can volunteer on clean water projects, take an action pledge, attend an event, donate funds – there are so many ways to make a difference! Will you join us?