Are you RainReady

Water is an awesome gift of nature.  It gives life, it heals, it feeds, and it sustains.  We all enjoy the pleasures of water, but what about the inconveniences of too much water?  What plans and strategies can we put in place to help us plan for a flood.  Here is a video of a local resident in Calumet Park, IL, who by applying the principles of permaculture, was able to design her space so that she is no longer in disharmony with the flow of the local water systems.

Flood Victim: Alma Earley from CNT on Vimeo.

Ms. Earley, resident of Calumet Park, Illinois, suffers from chronic flooding. Through the RainReady Calumet Corridor planning process, Alma has learned about site- and community-scale solutions that help reduce the risk of basement flooding. Learn more at Rainready.org/southsuburbs