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FOR95: Chapter 6: Restoring the Hydrological Cycle in the Urban Forest Ecosystem

Figure 56. Reducing the impervious surfaces at a home by having an attractive gravel driveway instead of an impervious paved one, will significantly reduce the amount of water and pollutants that runoff property. The cumulative impact of many citizens reducing their pollutant load can make the restoration of aquatic ecosystems possible.