Video: The making of the Chevy Chase Community Center rain garden

friendsofrockcreek | January 3, 2011 | Learn how beautiful gardens can capture runoff and lead to cleaner and healthier creeks.
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Professional video illustrates all smart water practices: green roofs, rain harvesting, stormwater retention, conservation

USEPAgov | December 20, 2010 | In 2010, EPA’s Office of Water produced this 11-minute video which highlights innovative efforts by green builders in Philadelphia who are helping protect and restore environmental quality and beautify the city.
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Rain directed to cisterns and rain gardens by Seattle Conservation Corps

MrBestworkerone | December 7, 2010 | Seattle Conservation Corps installing cisterns and building rain gardens.
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No rain gardens in Detroit? Ain’t that a shame

SierraClubGreatLakes | November 1, 2010 | At this point, Sierra Club still cannot locate a rain garden in Detroit. As a result, Sierra Club organized a tour of a rain garden in a community that neighbors Detroit. Participants learned about watersheds and got to see first hand what a rain garden looks like and how it can be useful in managing stormwater. Do you know of a rain garden in Detroit? Contact sierraclubgreatlakes@gmail.com
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Modular urban rain garden installation process showcased by Freno Systems

Freno is an innovative segmental wall and curbing system designed to easily incorporate rain gardens into urban settings, helping to reduce runoff, improve water quality, and enhance streetscapes.Developed by HOK’s Matt Snelling and Paul Wilhelms with HOK alum Jim Fetterman for HOK Product Design, Freno offers an alternative to traditional cast-in-place methods, providing a higher level of quality and more durability at a lower cost in less time. 

Municipalities across the county are struggling to deal with the massive amounts of stormwater runoff generated from impervious surfaces associated with public and private developments. Traditional water treatment methods are expensive and energy-intensive, prompting many communities to turn to rain gardens as a decidedly low-tech, but highly effective approach to stormwater detention and treatment.

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Pervious park-and-ride lot and rain garden part of Kansas City’s greening

RideTheMetro | October 21, 2010 | The intersection of 31st and Troost (Kansas City, Missouri) is transformed during construction for the Troost MAX route. The southwest corner, once a vacant lot, is now a green park-and-ride made of pervious concrete.
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See the step-by-step installation of a city’s first public works department rain garden

imachitch | October 19, 2010 | Construction of the City of Redmond, Washington’s first rain garden.
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