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Rain Garden Planting at Plymouth Municipal Yard

Date(s) - 05/22/19
1pm - 5pm

Plymouth Municipal Yard


Site coordinator: Matthew Bertrand, Friends of the Rouge, (734) 927-4903

In fall 2018, Friends of the Rouge worked with the Plymouth Municipal Yard to install a large, 800 square foot rain garden. Now, with your help, we’ll wrap up the rain garden! Rain gardens are gardens with a job to do: soaking up the rain! The Municipal Yard rain garden will soak up as much as 6,000 gallons of stormwater each time it rains, helping to reduce flooding for neighbors who live downstream and improving the health of Tonquish Creek.

Work tasks for the day include:
Planting little bluestem and an assortment of native wildflowers

This project has been funded in part through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Nonpoint Source Program by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).