The Lodge on Lake Detroit Raingarden Tour

July 11, 2011 · 0 comments

in Green Travel

Because of our proximity to Big Detroit Lake, we were concerned about protecting our lake from run off. A typical treatment for run off is a settling pond, a treatment that would have involved creating large, unattractive, deep holes surrounded by rocks on our property to hold water. We decided to explore a rain garden alternative. Since that was a newer idea to our area, we had to consult with a Minneapolis engineer who had the expertise in this regard. The Lodge project ended up being one of the biggest commercial plantings of its kind in the state that year, using approximately 4000 indigenous perennials.

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