Plastic in Phillippi Creek

Plastic in Phillippi Creek

Phillippi Creek, like all other freshwater and saltwater bodies in the world is experiencing the widespread problem of plastic pollution. This problem sometimes looks like an empty bottle floating around, but more often than not, it involves tiny pieces of plastic,...
How to Build a Rain Garden or Bioswale

How to Build a Rain Garden or Bioswale

Much of the development around Phillippi Creek was built during a time when driveways, parking lots, and roads were all designed to get rainwater off the land as fast as possible. Unfortunately, this kind of design is not feasible long term, especially when most...
Healthy Bays & Beaches Start with Clean Creeks

Healthy Bays & Beaches Start with Clean Creeks

Every late Spring and early Summer, Florida receives the “first rains” that officially carry us into the wet summer season. Unfortunately, those rains also carry an enormous amount of pollution into our creeks, bays, and the Gulf. During recent rains, four beaches in...
Florida Friendly Foliage

Florida Friendly Foliage

Spring is here, or so it seems. The weather is warming and plants seem to be picking up on cues to start blooming. Now is a great time to take stock of your yard or garden before the heat of the summer sets in. Having trees and shrubs around your house not only adds...
Curious About Pervious?

Curious About Pervious?

Think about the last time you took a walk or parked your car. Chances are, you were on an impervious surface – a hardened surface like concrete or asphalt that doesn’t let rainwater pass through.  When rain hits a building or road, it flows with gravity to...
Pet Waste

Pet Waste

Phillippi Creek is an urban waterway. During a storm event, rainwater will run off 56 square miles of backyards, neighborhood streets, shopping centers, and parks to collect in the creek. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Florida Department of...