EcoSummit preview: Take me to the river … but first filter and retain me in a rain garden

Two talks at EcoSummit 2012 will shine a light on rain gardens. Jay Martin, Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, et al, will present “Restoring Water Storage and Purification with Rain Gardens.” And B. Li of China’s X’ian University of Architecture and Technology, Martin, and colleagues will present “Nutrient Retention in Residential Retrofitted Rain Gardens.”

Both are part of session 1 of the symposium titled “Ecological Engineering: Designing and Restoring Ecosystem Services,” Oct. 4, 10:15 a.m.-12:35 p.m.

Among their benefits, rain gardens take out contaminants from stormwater runoff and slow down and limit that runoff, which leads to cleaner, healthier streams.

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