Part 5: Stormwater Treatment Area and Gladeview Stops
Here at the Gladeview
stop is a pump station,
which is part of a Best
program. There are
also owl boxes, rice and
Our first stop is one of the local stormwater treatment areas. These wetlands
filter the water from nearby farms and provide a habitat for native wildlife.
It’s no wonder wildlife are drawn here.
Check out all of that tasty vegetation!
Owl boxes are placed right next to cropland, so
that the owls prey on rodents that might harm the
crops. It’s a win-win situation, especially for me,
since I get to see my owl friends on the tour!
been so long!
Shh! Don’t call me that!
But vegetation isn’t the only thing on the menu. Farmers in the area
choose from a “menu” of best management practices so that they use
practices that suit their farms and achieve their water quality goals.
Say cheese! I mean, rice!
Anybody want some salad?