Sustainability

Rain Water Runoff

Rain Garden Rain gardens collect and temporarily hold water from your roof or driveway that would otherwise runoff across your lawn and be channeled into fast-moving torrents of water. In our case, it collects rainwater from…

Photovoltaics

A leader in energy efficiency, the Indian Creek Nature Center began using photovoltaics in 1993. The first system stored solar produced electricity in batteries. This type of system allows a homeowner or business to draw…

Permeable Paving

GrassPave Permeable Paving Permeable paving, unlike standard asphalt or concrete, holds rainwater underground and on-site, instead of sheeting off the surface and contaminating Indian Creek. Planted in 2009, the grass reduces the heat-island affect while providing…

Wetland Restoration

The Indian Creek Nature Center has two wetland restorations. Wetland Septic System Located behind the barn is a constructed wetland septic system that consists of two basins. Drain and toilet waste enters the first basin…
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