Native Plants How to effectively use vegetation as a BMP Presented by: Jenna Fahey and Mary Beth Falsey DuPage County Wetland Specialists Why are native plants better than turf grass, weeds, or other ornamental species when used as a BMP? Infiltration Filtration of Pollutants
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How to effectively use vegetation as a BMP
Jenna Fahey and Mary Beth Falsey
DuPage County Wetland Specialists
Native vegetation does not grow overnight!!
What BMP Natural Area during the establishment period?MUST be completed during the establishment period in order to create effective native vegetation that will function as a BMP?
- Elevation in relation to NWL and HWL
- Velocity of Flow
Erosion Control Blanket must be biodegradable