UK CATchment Rain Garden

So often we think the best way to manage property is a perfectly manicured lawn. Managing stormwater properly allows our faculty, staff and students an opportunity to think creatively and design new features! By using our campus as a living laboratory, a storm water filtration soft structure was installed to provide storm water clean up in a sensitive area of south campus while exposing commuters to the basics of pollinator and wildlife habitat in constructed wetlands. The Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment supports semi-annual clean-ups to maintain the CATchment each April and October. 

We all have a part to play with keeping our stormwater clean! Next time you take a walk, bring a bag with you to pick up litter that you see!

Hannah Phillips

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