Partnership supports groundwater protection through the Groundwater Guardian Green Site program.
Rain Bird announced that it has partnered with The Greenwater Foundation in support of its Groundwater Guardian Green Site program, an initiative that encourages the sustained use of groundwater-friendly practices and recognizes green space managers for their groundwater stewardship.
As a program partner, Rain Bird will work with the Groundwater Foundation to raise awareness of the importance of groundwater protection and help green space managers identify and implement groundwater-friendly practices.
The Groundwater Foundation launched the Groundwater Guardian Green Site program in 2007 to educate the public about the importance of groundwater protection by recognizing green spaces for their advances in groundwater protection and environmental stewardship. Participating sites learn how their practices can impact the environment, receive educational updates and resources, connect with other site managers and water experts and demonstrate groundwater and environmental stewardship within their communities.
In order to attain the exclusive Groundwater Guardian Green Site designation, site managers must document responsible use of chemicals and water, pollution prevention and water quality protection. Each applicant is evaluated according to current pesticide, fertilizer and water use practices, pollution source management, water quality protection and environmental stewardship.
The Groundwater Guardian Green Site program is open to anyone who manages or maintains a green space that currently implements groundwater-friendly practices. Potential sites are encouraged to get involved in the Groundwater Guardian Green Site program by downloading the program application at www.groundwater.org/gg/greensites.html