This “conservation landscape on steroids” is a 3,000 sq ft retrofit designed to manage large flows from a stormwater outlet pipe in the community. The habitat-focused design is accomplished with a curving meander of river rock, and thick plantings of native shrubs, grasses and flowering perennials. The design intent is to connect the site ecologically and hydrologically to the adjoining stream valley. The project was noteworthy for its effective use of “green mulch” as groundcover and its success in involving key partners within the community.
To read the full project narrative and view more photos, visit the project folder on our Google Drive!