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Rain Garden

United States Botanic Garden

 
 
Rain Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 22, 2017
1. Rain Garden Marker
Inscription.
These rain gardens and the surrounding hardscapes capture rainwater--slowing it down and allowing it to soak into the ground rather than run into the sewer system. Water flowing across poorly managed landscapes, streets, and sidewalks picks up pollutants and flows into sewer systems or directly into streams and rivers where it can negatively impact the ecosystem. In the Mid-Atlantic region, stormwater runoff is one of the largest sources of pollution in the Chesapeake Bay and other waterways. Rain gardens are part of the runoff solution and act as bioswales that filter rainwater through their vegetative and soil layers.

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Location. 38° 53.238′ N, 77° 0.751′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Independence Avenue Southwest and First Street SW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bartholdi Fountain (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Bartholdi Fountain (a few steps from this marker); Native Plants (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bartholdi Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); A Historic Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); Capitol Square, SW (within shouting distance of this marker); Pitcherplants (within shouting distance of this marker); American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
 
Categories. Environment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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