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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MS4’s Versus MS3’s – What are the Differences?

As we’ve discussed in previous posts, a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) is a publicly-owned storm drain, pipe, ditch, or other means of collecting and transporting rain water (i.e. stormwater) from a town to an outfall that deposits the water into a stream or river. MS4s are regulated by the PA Department of environmental […]

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Making Your Landscape More Drought Tolerant

Central Pennsylvania and much of the state has experienced a wet summer so far, with major storms and flooding in parts of the commonwealth. By this time of the summer in many years past, parts of the state were under drought watches or warnings. So while we are in good shape right now in terms […]

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Make Sure Your Post Construction Stormwater Management (PCSM) Plan is Working

Any type of land development, such as the clearing and grading of land for the construction of a housing development, disturbs existing vegetation and soil, and increases the amount of impervious surface. This is turn increases the stormwater runoff that may leave the site and enter a nearby waterway, potentially carrying with it soil and […]

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Weed and Pest Control that Considers the Environment as a Whole

What do you do when you want to control insect pests or weeds on a site but also want to be considerate of other plants and animals, as well as water quality concerns? You choose integrated pest management (IPM) or integrated vegetation management (IVM). What is Integrated Pest Management? Penn State Extension defines IPM as […]

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The Hows and Whys of Stormwater BMP Maintenance

The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association (SWEMA) and the Chesapeake Stormwater Network found through separate studies that many (i.e. more than 50%) municipalities have no stormwater best management practices (BMP) maintenance program in place, and in many cases didn’t even know what BMPs were or whether any were installed in their communities. That is a problem! […]

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LandStudies Promotes Economic Ecology

In LandStudies’ trend-setting publication, Economic Ecology: Floodplain Restoration, twelve Pennsylvania case studies demonstrate the economic rewards of tackling environmental issues on a regional scale, specifically through floodplain restoration. We want municipalities throughout the commonwealth to benefit from the concepts of Economic Ecology. At the beginning of the year, we launched a campaign to make more […]

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LandStudies to Assist the Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative with Development of a Pollution Reduction Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For additional information contact Bob Gray at (717) 627-4440 ext. 134 or Bob@landstudies.com Philadelphia, PA – LandStudies, Inc., an ecology-focused engineering and landscape architecture company based in Lititz, PA, has been selected to help the Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative develop a multi-municipal Pollution Reduction Plan (PRP), which is a requirement of […]

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Maintaining Restoration Projects is Key to Long-lasting Success

LandStudies recognizes the importance of long-term maintenance on our restoration and habitat creation projects. Without routine maintenance, installed vegetation may die, invasive plants and weeds can spread quickly, and green infrastructure may fail. Maintenance needs to be a well-thought out and deliberate piece of any project. That’s why we would like to focus on two […]

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Creating a Municipal Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Plan

Regulated small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) communities must complete six Minimum Control Measures (MCMs) as part of their MS4 (NPDES) permit, including an operations and maintenance plan. MCM 6 relates to “municipal operations” and deals with pollution prevention and good housekeeping practices. These municipalities must examine and then alter their actions to help […]

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