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Rain Gardens

 

Impervious surfaces such as sidewalks and parking lots prevent natural ground absorption of rainwater. Impervious surfaces create an issue when large amounts of harsh chemicals from cars and trash are not filtered and absorbed but instead wash into our lakes, rivers, and oceans, polluting our water sources. To protect our water and the ecosystems, the rain gardens in the Health Innovation Center help absorb and naturally filter rainwater to prevent polluted runoff.