Issues of the Environment: Tracking and mapping rain gardens in Washtenaw County and measuring beneficial impactsResidential rain gardens may seem like a small component of environmental sustainability. We’re learning just how big of an impact they make in Washtenaw County and Southeast Michigan. A brand new, interactive mapping tool shows where many of the residential rain gardens are and the amount of stormwater they collectively capture. Learn more in this conversation with WEMU's David Fair and Susan Bryan, the Rain Garden Coordinator for the Washtenaw County Water Resources Office.
Rain gardens can help reduce the risk of flooding, in an eco-friendly manner.Spring has arrived; with it come certain challenges. Wet basements are one…