Friday, October 29 at 4:00 p.m., U of M-Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, MI. Signup Deadline is Wednesday, October 27, 2010. We definitely need rain gardens in Detroit, right? Attend this tour so we can learn about rain gardens and discuss how we can promote more of them being installed in our communities in Detroit.
What are rain gardens? Rain gardens are designed around a low area or depression to collect rainwater and allow it to seep slowly back into the ground. They are planted with hardy native plants that can tolerate wet and dry periods and have root systems that stabilize soils and absorb and filter water. Bottom line – rain gardens help prevent stormwater from reaching our storm drains and burdening our combined sewer system, which frequently causes combined sewage overflows. If you have any questions, please contact me directly at 313-965-0055 or email at melissa.damaschke@sierraclub.
Source: Melissa Damaschke, Sierra Club