Port Orford in the running for least run off
The city of Port Orford is becoming a leader in the state for its effort to improve water quality.
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#1 Oct 9, 2010
Southern Oregon Coast Mixing Nature, Tradition, and Economics for Sustainable Future
"One of the more progressive areas the region, when it comes to sustainability and economic growth, is the small community of Port Orford. With a current population of just over 1,000 residents, Port Orford - established in 1851 - was the first on the Oregon Coast."
Sustainable Land Development Goes Carbon Negative
"Ocean Mountain Ranch is also serving as a pilot program and is expected to achieve carbon negative status through the utilization of low impact development practices, energy efficient buildings, renewable/clean energy systems, distributed waste management systems, biochar production, and other practices..."
Effective Stormwater Management Using Low Impact Development
"Even though there are stormwater regulations in place today, more efficient stormwater management systems are needed to better protect the environment. High nutrient runoff still gets into our surface waters, and wetlands and downstream wetlands experience drastic changes in their natural hydro-periods. In light of these concerns, a movement known as “Low Impact Development”(LID) has built momentum among development stakeholders. Proponents of this concept support the creation of systems that treat water where it falls. The components of LID are complicated and diverse – but provide a viable solution to improved stormwater management and water quality treatment."
Returning to the Natural Stormwater Management Approach
"Today's reality is that we must develop our land in ways that, rather than seeking to do "less bad", we strive to do "more good". We are in the era of restoration. We cannot continue decimating our natural systems at the current rate. We must reverse the trend and begin to bring nature back."
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