Urban Rain Garden
This planted area is a rain garden, designed to capture polluted stormwater runoff from the surrounding roads and sidewalks. The work of these plants reduces flooding and helps to keep pollutants from entering local waterways, especially during heavy rainstorms. The plants used here also create a new habitat for native pollinators, such as butterflies. This rain garden is an example of how a concrete space can easily be retrofitted to contribute to the beauty of the city and the environmental sustainability of the region.