Spring peepers dispute People’s Choice Award selection

We may not have won the BUBBA’s People’s Choice, but the same can’t be said for Frog’s Choice. I have previously spotted amphibian eggs and tadpoles in the vernal pool, but tonight was the first time I actually heard the frogs, down the street, from my front door. So attached below is some video I […]

BUBBAs

2021 Best Residential Project – A Different Approach to “Fixing” Drainage

The Vernal Pool, (A Different Approach to “Fixing” Drainage) took top honors in the residential category at the 2021 BUBBAs on Wednesday, March 10th. You can read the full description of our project in our previous post: https://welspryng.llc/welspryng-selected-as-a-finalist-in-the-2021-bubbas/ But wait, there’s more! Voting is open to the public through May 24th to select the Best […]

Vernal Pool

Welspryng selected as a finalist in the 2021 BUBBAs

The Best Urban BMP in the Bay Awards contest (BUBBAs) recognizes the best practices and programs being implemented in the urban environment across the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The BUBBAs shine a light on innovators in the field who are using new and creative techniques to treat runoff and restore local watersheds. The Vernal Pool (A […]

Mow and Blow, Oh No

Not unlike certain periodic check-ups at the doctor’s office, maintenance is an often unpleasant but necessary task for maintaining the health and performance of a BMP (Best Management Practice) facility. By this time of year, maintenance contracts should be squared away and the first maintenance visits should be in the works. For many of these […]

Let’s Talk About Pipe (Yay!)

There may come a time when you need a stormwater or drainage solution that requires sub-surface drainage i.e. pipes. Two kinds of pipe are commonly used in small scale drainage projects. Corrugated plastic pipe and rigid PVC pipe are comparable in material cost but differ significantly in installation cost and reliability. Corrugated plastic pipe is […]

The Case for High Mowing

A few years ago, the tenants in the rental house across the street from us let their kids have a yard sale. They set up a folding table with a sign in their front yard and spent a Saturday afternoon sitting at the table with the intent of selling some old toys that they no […]