PROTECTING OUR CORNER OF THE WATERSHED
Protecting Our Corner of the Watershed
A rain garden is an attractive, sunken landscape bed of native plants that captures storm water runoff so it can be absorbed into the ground and cleansed of pollution. On the surface, a rain garden provides an alluring habitat for birds, butterflies and other creatures where stormwater is temporarily absorbed allowing it to slow down, spread out and soak in. Below the surface, a number of processes are occurring which mimic the hydrologic action of a healthy forest.
Danford Island Park, located at the west end of Washington St. in the Village, is home to three spectacular rain gardens providing a positive cumulative effect on both the volume and quality of stormwater runoff.
Thank you for keeping our waters safe and clean!