June 7 | 2018 Award Winner, Misty’s Dance Unlimited
The Soak it Up! Award
CONGRATS TO OUR 2018 WINNER | MISTY’S DANCE UNLIMITED
In 2018, Misty’s Dance Unlimited was honored as the very first recipient of The Soak it Up! Award. Yesterday we recognized their commitment to protecting local waters. The property produces virtually zero runoff. Which means virtually zero runoff pollution! Water falling on their roof and parking lot flows into three biofilter rain gardens with deep rooted native plants and trees that soak up runoff, filter pollution, and provide habitat for endangered species. Our hats are off to Misty’s Dance. CONGRATULATIONS!
Misty Lown, Owner of Misty’s Dance Unlimited shown with one of two new signs installed on her property to educate and inspire the students who walk through the studio doors every single. day.
Misty, members of the La Crosse Urban Stormwater Group and Diane Wulf, Alderperson-2nd District with the City of Onalaska discuss how the property is having a direct, positive effect on the health of our local waterways and community.
The second sign at Misty’s Dance Unlimited sits in front of a huge, bio-filter rain garden that houses dozens native, deep rooted plants. This rain garden is it’s own little habitat for endangered pollinators.
“When I got the email that our new dance studio had received this award, I was really proud of the entire design team. I don’t know if you driven by the studio, but we doubled our parking capacity over our previous location – that’s a LOT of concrete. To have the landscape designed in a way that virtually NO runoff enters the storm sewer system or ends up in our waterways is a really big accomplishment. My hat is off to the designers at ISG and the team at Coulee Region Ecoscapes.”
~Misty Lown, Owner of Misty’s Dance Unlimited