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Learn to Build a Pacific Northwest Rain Garden

Posted by gnite721@gmail.com | March 23, 2021

MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM — MGs in the News

Published in: OregonLive • March 23, 2021

By Christine Anderson

Excerpt from the OregonLive article:

Rain gardens are a great way to both have an attractive landscape feature and also enhance water quality in the drizzly Pacific Northwest. Forests and soils act as a filter for rainwater, cleaning it and releasing it slowly into creeks, streams, wetlands, lakes and eventually the ocean. Rain that falls on solid surfaces such as sidewalks, roads and roofs, collects the pollutants on these surfaces, bypassing the natural filter process, and carries them directly into waterways such as the Columbia River.

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