Arlington County, Va., Rain Garden Traps Pollutants and Educates Visitors

Powhatan Springs Park in Arlington, Va., is an example of an innovative rain garden design that combines bioretention with stormwater education. The children’s rain garden exposes and animates the flow and collection of rainwater, while the soil media and wetland plants help remove sediments, nutrients, and other pollutants. The garden, combined with an underground cistern, has the capacity to hold 42 m3 (11,123 gal) of stormwater.

This is the second kickoff video for the Stormwater Call for Media, an effort to collect and share innovative stormwater projects through pictures and video. Check out videos already shared, and remember to like your favorites. Top picks will be shown at the 2012 Stormwater Symposium and at WEFTEC® 2012. Submissions are due June 30. Get the details.

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