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Bioretention

 
 
Bioretention Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 29, 2011
1. Bioretention Marker
Inscription. This facility was converted from a stormwater pond into a bioretention facility in 2009. A bioretention facility, also known as a rain garden, filters polluted stormwater before it enters into a waterway.

When it rains, water washes over parking lots picking up pollutants like oil, garbage, sediment, and gasoline. Without stormwater management, this pollution would run directly into the river. At this site, the bioretention facility intercepts such pollutants before they can reach the Saint Jones River.
 
Erected 2009 by Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
 
Location. 39° 9.488′ N, 75° 31.133′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from Duke of York Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dover DE 19901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dover Light Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Delaware Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bayonets of the Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker); Battles and Engagements of the Delaware Regiment (within

Bioretention image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, December 29, 2011
2. Bioretention
Water: Rainwater and stormwater filters through the soil.
Plants: Plants absorb nutrients like nitrogen.
Mulch: Mulch retains soil moisture for the plants.
Biosoil: Biosoil is a special mixture of soil that filters contaminated runoff and removes pollutants from stormwater.
shouting distance of this marker); The Delaware Continentals (within shouting distance of this marker); The Congressional Medal Of Honor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First State Heritage Park of Dover (about 500 feet away); Armed Forces Memorial (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Dover.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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