Managing storm water around your home; then, how to pick the perfect tree

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    Guests: Maggie Dunn, Zachary Popkin and Ben Stanko

    Spring is just around the corner and while our heads are filled with thoughts of being outside and enjoying the warm weather, it’s also a good time to think about what we can do to prepare our homes for the damage that can be caused by heavy spring and summer rains. This morning on Radio Times, we’ll talk about storm water management for homeowners and what we each can do beautify our landscapes, conserve water and contribute to the environmental well-being of our communities. MAGGIE DUNN of the Philadelphia Water Department and ZACHARY POPKIN of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society join us to explain everything from rain barrels to rain gardens to porous pavers. They’re both involved in Philadelphia’s innovative Rain Check program. Then, what to consider when picking a new tree for your yard with arborist BEN STANKO of the Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation.

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