This year eight Detroiters will receive a front-yard rain garden to increase butterfly habitat and reduce flooding! The new rain garden owners are recent graduates of the “Rain Gardens to the Rescue” workshop series.
The series was a joint project with the Michigan Chapter of the Sierra Club. The program included 5 workshops on rain gardens that included: how they work, landscaping with native plants, rain garden design and maintenance. These gardens will keep hundreds of gallons of water from the combined sewer system, improve water quality and provide valuable habitat for wildlife!