Rain Gardens/Vegetated Swales

Vegetated Swale
Dansko Rain Garden
Dansko Recreated Wetland
Dansko Vegetated Swale

Bioretention areas, or rain gardens, are landscaping features adapted to provide on-site treatment of stormwater runoff from impervious areas like roofs, paved surfaces and compacted lawn areas.  This reduces polluting runoff by allowing stormwater to soak into the ground (as opposed to flowing into storm drains and surface waters which causes erosion, water pollution, flooding, and diminished groundwater). The purpose of a rain garden is to improve water quality in nearby bodies of water by reducing the amount of pollution reaching creeks and streams.

 

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