Rain Gardens

Image result for rain garden designAllowing storm water runoff to filter through rain gardens makes the difference between life and death for fish in our local streams. Fish exposed to the runoff from our storm sewers are likely to die from water that can carry harmful chemicals unless it is allowed to percolate through a system like a rain garden first.
See the Storm Water runoff study in Seattle
Examples of local rain gardens:
 
Michigan Ave., Lansing rain gardens

Miller Rd., Ann Arbor 
Depot Town Ypsilanti

Grand Rapids
To learn more about rain gardens or to become a certified Master Rain Gardener see the eWashtenaw Master Rain Gardener webpage

For a guide to see how walkways can be easily altered to allow for bioretention (rain gardens) see the San Francisco Better Streets site.

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