In a natural environment, stormwater gets absorbed into the ground where soil, rocks, and plant roots filter the water. A rain garden is designed to mimic this process by slowing the flow and absorbing stormwater before it hits our waterways. This set of materials is designed to be used in conjunction with our Sustainable Urban Design Toolkit. If you have decided that a rain garden is the right project for your school, use these lessons to take your students from the design and engineering phase to installation.
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