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SIBERT CREEK RAIN GARDEN

The Sibert Creek Rain Garden is location 7 on the tour. The following description also appears on the Story Map.

The Sibert Creek Rain Garden is designed to allow water to soak into the ground while treating pollutants. Underneath the mulch and plants in the rain garden are layers of other materials, including a layer that is a mixture of compost, sand, and topsoil. Plants in the rain garden serve to further aid in the treatment of pollutants from the water. In addition, the plants, many of which are native to this region, are drought and disease resistant and provide food and shelter for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. This project was informed by student and faculty studio course work in 2009.

STUDIES

Without Boundaries: Design and Environmental Stewardship, Daniel M. Ronn and Dawn M. McCusker, 9th International European Academy of Design Conference, Universty of Porto, Porto, Portugal, May 4-7, 2011.

ENGAGED COURSES AND STUDENT PROJECTS

Example Project: The video below describes student involvement in the Alluvial Garden project.

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