Summative evaluation provides indicators of education and outreach success by documenting and measuring the number of products produced, the number of people who participated in activities and /or implemented management measures as a result of the educational/outreach efforts. See Table of Summative Outreach and Education Progress below:
As of October 2021, the Deer Creek Watershed Alliance has helped fund and install 447 rainscaping projects in the watershed. These projects are currently removing 187 tons/yr of sediment, 92 lbs/yr of nitrogen, and 18 lbs/yr of phosphorus from Deer Creek.
Rainscaping is any combination of plantings, water features, catch basins, permeable pavement, and other activities that manage stormwater as close as possible to where it falls, rather than moving it someplace else. Rainscaping practices can include features such as rain gardens, bioswales, lawn alternatives and trees and shrubs, green roofs, etc. to slow down, soak up and reuse rainwater before it carries pollutants to a local stream. To view photographs of rainscaping by types of projects that have been funded and installed, visit deercreekalliance.org/rainscaping_projects.
More details on accomplishments that have been achieved through Phase III can be found at deercreekalliance.org/achievements.