Create a Backyard Bird Haven

Create a Backyard Bird Haven

A recent publication in Science highlights the loss of roughly 3 billion birds in the U.S. and Canada since 1970. These results signify an urgent need to protect and support our local populations wherever we can. Luckily, turning your yard into high-end bird real...
Central Sewer 101

Central Sewer 101

When it comes to ensuring sewage doesn’t end up in our local waterways, those on septic have a lot of maintenance responsibilities. However, that doesn’t mean those on central sewer are completely off the hook. Whether you are on central sewer in the city...
Septic 101: Common Myths and How to Avoid Them

Septic 101: Common Myths and How to Avoid Them

The subject of septic tanks has been a topic of recent conversation due to the intensity of the last red tide outbreak as well as the upcoming completion of the Phillippi Creek Septic System Replacement Program.  It is widely known that septic tanks can contribute...
Plastic in Phillippi Creek

Plastic in Phillippi Creek

Phillippi Creek, like all other rivers, streams, lakes, and oceans around 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...
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...