Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination is a Key Component of a Stormwater Management Program

A Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) is made up of a series of stormwater management facilities, inlets, pipes, swales, and outfalls that collect and convey stormwater. Ultimately, many of these discharges end up in local waterways, where water quality must be monitored to ensure health and safety. Part of an MS4 community’s permit requires […]

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Spotlight on Success: Brubaker Run – Lime Spring Square Development

Back in April we first introduced you to the Brubaker Run – Lime Spring Square development project in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County. LandStudies was brought in by Oak Tree Development Group to design this 11.5-acre floodplain restoration project on the 98-acre project development site. Construction started in September and represents just one piece of […]

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Funding for Riparian Buffer Projects on your Property

So you want to plant a riparian buffer on your property but are wondering how to fund it? Thankfully there are several state and federal sources of funds that you may be eligible for and which we will detail here. State Funds The commonwealth has a goal of planting 95,000 acres of riparian forest buffers […]

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Addressing Stormwater Management Requirements in MS4 Communities

To Manage Stormwater Runoff, Don’t Forget to Look in the Mirror A lot of the work of stormwater management for a permitted Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) community deals with education and outreach to the public, developers, the construction industry, and others who may have an impact on runoff into nearby streams and rivers. […]

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Sustainable Landscape Installer

LandStudies, Inc. is an award winning environmental design/build firm with experience since 1989 using natural systems to improve the environment. We are recognized throughout PA and the mid-Atlantic region for our innovative, sustainable work restoring streams, floodplains, and wetlands, and creating natural landscapes with a goal of improving water quality and wildlife habitat. This is […]

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Native Plants Are a Valuable Addition to Your Landscape

In the spring we discussed helpful tips for landscaping, one of which was choosing plants that are native to Pennsylvania. Now that fall is nearly upon us, with another good planting window opening up before winter (especially for trees and shrubs), let’s talk about what native plants are and why they are a valuable addition […]

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Fall is an Ideal Time to Plant Trees – Here’s Why

You might think that spring is the best time to plant trees, and while it is a perfectly good season to do so, fall can be an even better time. Why? Well, the rain and cooler temperatures we get here in Pennsylvania in the fall helps trees establish their root systems without creating the new […]

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Getting the Public Involved in Stormwater Management

A Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) community’s Stormwater Management Program/Plan (SWMP) contains six Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) for achieving their stormwater goals (as discussed in previous posts). In this article we will discuss MCM 1 – Public Education and Outreach Program/Plan and MCM 2 – Public Involvement and Participation Program/Plan. Getting local citizens involved […]

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Meet Bob Gray, LandStudies’ Newest Employee

We would like to introduce you to our newest employee, Bob Gray. Bob will be working on large scale stream restoration projects, multi-municipal pollution reduction plans, and municipal park restoration projects. He says that the work he will be doing is important because, “Innovative solutions that enable larger scale ecological restorations to be achievable are […]

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