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Longhill Gate receives PRIDE designation

Date: May 24, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Beth Davis, Environmental Education Coordinator

Phone: (757) 253-6859
Fax:
Email: beth.davis@james-city.va.us

 

ames City County's PRIDE program recently partnered with Longhill Gate to restore a pond buffer at their neighborhood’s stormwater management facility (BMP).  The restored pond buffer will control erosion from tidal forces on the bank and protect the pond from surface runoff down adjacent slopes.

 

Turf Care Equipment donated services using their Dingo® Compact Utility Loader with Power Auger Head attachment for planting preparation.  Volunteers planted 30 trees and 40 shrubs along the pond.  The plants included willow oak, pin oak, red maple, redbud, wax myrtle, arrowwood and sweet pepper bush.  Juncus effuses plugs were also planted along the pond’s shoreline with funds from PRIDE’s Mini-Grant Program.

 

PRIDE stands for “Protecting Resources in Delicate Environments.”  The goal of PRIDE is to improve water quality in James City County by teaching residents about the importance of watershed protection.  For more information, contact Beth Davis, Environmental Education Coordinator, at (757) 253-6859 or visit www.protectedwithpride.org.

 

Picture (from left to right): Jim Carson, Darryl Cook, Thurman Fields, John Horne, Mike Woolson, Keith Patterson, Jason Beck, Curtis Price, Mike Majdeski, Scott Thomas (not pictured: Joe Buchite and Beth Davis)

 

 

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