Fund For Lake Michigan

Rain Garden Initiative

  • Grant Recipient: Ozaukee County
  • Amount: $25,000
  • Year: 2014
  • Watershed: Milwaukee River
  • Focus Area: Green Infrastructure

Ozaukee County will use another grant from the Fund to implement rain gardens on private properties in the upper Milwaukee River watershed. By targeting properties that are highly visible in the community, the County will help to spread and popularize rain gardens, which capture 90% of nutrients and 80% of sediment from stormwater runoff, and absorb 30% more water than do conventional turf-grass lawns.

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