University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System: Water Quality and the Home Landscape


Educational Programs

How Green is My Grass

The program explains the characteristics, qualities, and benefits of several fescue varieties. An explanation of the aims, procedures, and results from the various research plots which test the effects of varying amounts of Nitrogen applied to various turf types is presented as part of the overall program.

Contact:

Pamm Cooper, molecatcher40@sbcglobal.net
Karen Filchak, karen.filchak@uconn.edu

University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension
139 Wolf Den Road
Brooklyn, CT 06234
(860) 774-9600

Upcoming Programs

FREE presentations on lawn management were recently held at three of our Extension Centers.  Each of these Centers has an active turf demonstration site around which the presentations will be based.  The talks covered:  general lawn maintenance, new grass varieties, proper fertilization, and water usage. 

If you would like to schedule a similar program on lawn management, please contact Pamm Cooper or Karen Filchak:


Pamm Cooper , molecatcher40@sbcglobal.net
Karen Filchak, karen.filchak@uconn.edu

University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension
139 Wolf Den Road
Brooklyn, CT 06234
(860) 774-9600


Creating a Sustainable Landscape

Sustainable landscaping is about reducing waste, energy and materials. This program helps the homeowner move toward a more sustainable landscape by reviewing three major considerations to developing a sustainable landscape - site design, plant selection and landscape management.

Contact:

Carl Salsedo, carl.salsedo@uconn.edu
University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension
1800 Asylum Avenue
W. Hartford, CT 06117-2600
(860) 570-9060

Managing the Home Landscape for Water Quality

This program provides an introduction to the impact that the homeowner has on our water resources. It explains what nonpoint source pollution is and how the residential property can contribute to water quality concerns, helps homeowners evaluate their current practices and provides recommendations to help reduce risks to water from homeowner land management practices.

Contact:

Karen Filchak, karen.filchak@uconn.edu
University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension
139 Wolf Den Road
Brooklyn, CT 06234
(860) 774-9600

Home Water Systems - Understanding the Private Well and Septic System

This program provides information to help homeowners understand the basic operation of the private well and septic system as well as help homeowners to understand what they need to do to maintain these systems.

Contact:

Karen Filchak, karen.filchak@uconn.edu
University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension
139 Wolf Den Road
Brooklyn, CT 06234
(860) 774-9600

Community Outreach Programs