In the course of two years we plan to cultivate, plant, and harvest 4 crop rotations in total – two of sunflowers and two of winter wheat - with the goal of improving the heavy clay soil on site. Our hope is to improve the soil’s drainage rate for stormwater runoff.
SMY&N offers environmentally responsible alternatives to traditional lawn care and household practices that contribute to the runoff of contaminants and excess nutrients.
Half of All Stormwater Pollution Comes From Residential Property
- Nearly 70% of the pollution in our surface waters gets there through stormwater runoff, according to studies by the Environmental Protection Agency.
- About 50% of that pollution is chemical pollution from products we use for yard care, household activities, and from our yard waste.
Learn more here about the SMY&N program: https://www.gocolumbiamo.com/PublicWorks/StormWater/Resources_and_Materials.php