an area or ridge of land that separates water
watershed
convert into reusable material
recycle
process of eroding
erosion
infected with bacteria
septic
a porous device
filter
another term for storm sewer
stormdrain
a viscous liquid derived from petroleum
oil
the presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects.
polution
relating to, or characteristic of a city or town
urban
cause the water or other liquid in (something) to run out, leaving it empty, dry, or drier.
drains
of or relating to a source of pollution that is not readily and specifically identifiable, as water runoff
nonpoint
a low point, level or figure
low
a flat surface
plane
a substance that provides nourishment essential for growth and the maintenance of life
nutrients
emerge or cause to emerge from a state of sleep; stop sleeping.
wakes
saturated land.
wetlands
an area of short, mown grass in a yard, garden, or park
lawn
the draining away of water
runoff
make one's living by growing crops or keeping livestock
farms
cause to develop a new individual by introducing male reproductive material
fertilized
matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid
sediment
decayed organic material used as a plant fertilizer
compost
a North American poplar with seeds covered in white cottony hairs
cottonwood
an evergreen bayberry, especially the common for candles
wax myrtle
an evergreen tree of the heath family with white flowers, red berries, and glossy leaves, native to western North America
madrone
a tree or shrub with lobed leaves, winged fruits, and colorful autumn foliage, grown as an ornamental or for its timber or syrupy sap
maple
widely distributed tree of the birch family that has toothed leaves and bears male catkins and woody female cones
adler
the powdery residue left after the burning of a substance
ash
a slender, fast-growing tree that has thin bark (often peeling)
birch
a round brown hard-shelled nut that is the edible fruit of the hazel
hazelnut
a North American tree of the pea family, with pink flowers that grow from the trunk, branches, and twigs.
redbud
a smoky flavor or aroma characteristic of wine aged in barrels made from this wood
oak
a shrub or small tree of the cashew family, with compound leaves, fruits in conical clusters, and bright autumn colors.
sumac
a tree or shrub of temperate climates that typically has narrow leaves
willow