|Turf removal and a temporary sign|
We put up a temporary sign to let local owners and pedestrians know what's coming soon for storm water management.
Kit Gage (Friends of Sligo Creek) and Mark Dennis (Back Yard Bounty) review the water diversion placement. A trench or speed hump will direct the water into the conservation landscape area.
The ground will need to be dug out in order for it to dip down off the curb. This will allow rain water to pool and then flow slowly down hill.
As the water flows down hill, the goal is to "slow it down, spread it out, and soak it in."
The micro-berms are set up to slow down the water. Their placement is critical to make sure the water does not "blow out" a berm and then overflow into the street.
Jeff Popp (Chesapeake Bay Trust) arrived on site to meet our team leaders and to make sure things were progressing properly according to grant rules.