Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wednesday in Wyoming -- October 9, 2013

Why would anyone take this picture, and even if they did, why would they post it on a blog?  The reason is that the lovely green lawn isn't grass at all.  It's astro-turf.  Now you're probably wondering why that's noteworthy.

As I've mentioned several times in the past, Wyoming is an arid state, one that treasures each drop of water.  The picture was taken at one of Wyoming's roadside rest areas, and the Department of Transportation, better known as WYDOT, takes conservation seriously.  The rest areas use solar panels for heating, and this one decided that artificial turf made more sense than normal grass.  I agree!

Do you have any examples of conservation that you'd like to share with readers?

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