Bioswale at Nazareth

Posted by Spalding Hurst

January 8, 2021

The Office of Ecological Sustainability and the Grounds Department of Nazareth Campus Service designed and installed a bioswale behind Villages II and above Froman Creek at Nazareth. To learn more about what a bioswale is and how it will help to mitigate stormwater runoff and erosion while increasing wildlife habitat, watch the following video.


  1. Saleth

    Thank you for taking pain to care for the earth.

  2. Ann Palatty

    Never heard of such an initiative before. Congratulations on your efforts to save Mother Earth.

  3. Sarah Ferriell

    Thank you for the visual, hands-on learning you show. What a gift to earth and all of us!

  4. Linda Soltis

    What great visionary work. How good that we can make a difference on our own property. Thank you Carolyn and Jerry for all your work on this project.

  5. Amelia

    Bioswale is a great idea to preserve biodiversity. Thank you for doing it. A great learning for us all.

  6. Brenda Gonzales

    Keep up the great work and keep educating us all. Change comes slow but I am hopeful that all will go well as it has in other places like Bernheim. Thank you all.

  7. Patrick Hohman

    There is quiet brilliance and greatness exhibited here, and we have Carolyn Cromer (Office of Ecological Sustainability) and Jerry Hurst (Nazareth Grounds Department) and their associates, to thank.

    The power of the SCN commitment and values is increased because Carolyn understands that patient, non-stop education (like the creation of this 7-minute video) is a large part of her mission. I think of the African proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

    Change is usually slow. Great endeavors are about cross-collaboration. The mutual respect and synergy coming from Carolyn and Jerry is noted with gratitude.

  8. rita puthenkalam

    Congratulations on your ecological planning and operation!

  9. Elaine Adam's SCNA

    I have seen the work going on many times. I live in Village 11. I think this is wonderful. I have never heard of it before. I’m looking forward to the outcome

  10. Rosemarie Kirwan

    I had seen signs of activity along the road there, but had no idea what was underway. You did an excellent job of explaining not only what was happening, but why it was being undertaken. Many thanks to all who were involved.

  11. Beverly Hoffman

    Thank you for this informative video. Innovative, and it has the possibility of being replicated elsewhere on campus if successful. A great example of Systemic change for our earth right in our own backyard!

  12. Nimmie

    Thank you for the video. Great initiative.
    I am sure this will surely save the future of our planet in some way.

  13. Maggie Cooper

    Wow!! Thanks for these visionary efforts! They sound wonderful!!

  14. Chris Beckett

    Marvelous! So grateful for the planning and execution of developing the bioswale.

    • Roselyn

      Great initiative in caring for the Mother Earth.. Congratulations to the visionaries and all those who actualized it.


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