Courthouse Rain Gardens
The originally installed, over-engineered rain gardens were not fulfilling their potential and serving as a huge ashtray in front of the courthouse. A redesign of the rain gardens provides a native, colorful addition to downtown and also helps capture and filter storm water in a more efficient way. Swamp milkweed, purple coneflower, black eyed Susan, liatris, little bluestem, prairie dropseed, sedge and serviceberry create a vibrant display of color in the summer. Part of this project also included correcting permeable pavement systems to properly drain and eliminate puddling on the sidewalk.
Completed Spring 2016
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