Posts Tagged ‘water quality’

McLaughlin receives soil science award

Dr. Richard McLaughlin

Dr. Richard McLaughlin, North Carolina State University soil scientist, is among 11 researchers who will receive awards at from the Soil Science Society of America.

Grad student designs landscapes with both human and environmental health in mind

Brantley Snipes presents her landscape design research project that creates a model to improve an "inner ring suburb" area of Raleigh.

Brantley Snipes designed a suburban retrofit to promote walkability and other outdoor activities that provide mental and physical health attributes to the community.

Cooperative Extension helps Currituck ‘go green’ with new garden and improved storm-water ponds

An improved storm-water pond provides a scenic focal point at Extension’s Currituck County center.

N.C. Cooperative Extension is incorporating environment-protecting practices on the site of its 3-year-old center in Currituck County.

Low-impact development project wins state award

A N.C. Cooperative Extension-led educational project on development practices to protect water quality recently won a top award from the N.C. Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Cooperative Extension helps Currituck ‘go green’ with garden, stormwater ponds

Gloria Putnam

In Currituck County — the farthest northeastern place you can go in North Carolina — people recognize that environmental stewardship is key to the economy and the quality of life. To help lead the way, N.C. Cooperative Extension is incorporating environment-protecting practices on the site of its 3-year-old county center.

First-of-its-kind book by Horticultural Science faculty members wins national award

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Dr. Helen Kraus and Anne Spafford have won the Gold Award for Best Technical Gardening Book, given by the Garden Writers Association for their book ‘Rain Gardening in the South.’

School, local officials celebrate partnership to clean up impaired creek

Christy Perrin, Alexandra Cousteau and Patrick Beggs

Hoping to inspire changes that result in less rain down the drain, North Carolina State University, the town of Cary and the Black Creek Watershed Association recently dedicated new rain gardens at West Cary Middle School.

Centennial Campus Middle School students create a floating display at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course

The group launches the floating island into the lake.

Lily Stell couldn’t wait to get her hands dirty during one of her science classes last May. With other eighth-grade students from Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School, Stell helped to build a “floating island” on the Lonnie Poole Golf Course at N.C. State University. “It was an awesome experience,” she said.

N.C. State workshop explores new technologies for re-using water and increasing water supply

A North Carolina State University workshop focusing on how local, state and regional businesses and communities can recycle and re-use water to save money and replenish the local water supply will be held Aug. 24-26 in Greensboro.

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