Baltimore Community ToolBank Rain Gardens

Baltimore Community ToolBank Rain Gardens

Project Team
Project Initiator and Funder: Parks & People Foundation Funding Source: Maryland DNR’s Chesapeake & Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund Project Designer: Biohabitats, Inc.; Wildlife Habitat Council Project Design Development & Construction: Chesapeake Trees and Landscapes, Inc; Toolbank Volunteers Project Owner: Baltimore Community ToolBank
Project Description

The Baltimore Community ToolBank turned a difficult-to-use urban space into a stormwater BMP with an innovative stormwater planter/bioretention area. While the green space in front of the building appeared to be a perfect location for a bioretention area to treat roof runoff, buried railroad tracks and a lack of underdrain connection options required significant design modifications. The result was a half-in-ground, half-above ground stormwater planter with a “simple, scalable” design that can be replicated at other space-constrained sites.
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Best Ultra-Urban Project

This category recognizes the best application of green infrastructure (GI) practices that are built in highly urban areas to reduce flooding and pollutant delivery (more than 75% site impervious cover). Some examples include: green streets, walls, roofs or parking lots, rainwater harvesting systems, urban forestry practices, and permeable hardscapes.

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