Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bioretention is a technique using natural methods to remove harmful pollutants in stormwater runoff through a variety of physical, biological, and chemical treatment processes. Pollutants such as particles of dirt, oils, chemicals, and harmful bacteria are removed during the filtering process as water moves through vegetation, mulch, soil, sand, and gravel. Rain gardens are a common small scale stormwater management technique that use bioretention.
Benefits of bioretention
• Filters pollutants from stormwater runoff.
• Reduces the volume and speed of stormwater runoff to protect against flooding and prevent erosion in streams and rivers.
• Recharges groundwater supply by infiltrating stormwater when possible.
• Utilizes plants that absorb pollutants and create wildlife habitat.
What does bioretention do?
Bioretention captures, holds, and filters stormwater runoff from streets, sidewalks, and other paved areas that do not allow water to soak into the ground. It also treats runoff from managed landscapes with compacted soils contaminated with pesticides
Erected by Montgomery Parks.
Location. 39° 1.648′ N, 77° 2.624′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Evans Parkway near Barrie Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2004 Evans Parkway, Silver Spring MD 20902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park (a few steps from this marker); Stream Restoration (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General George W. Getty, U.S.A. (approx. half a mile away); Wheaton Veterans Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Safeway (approx. 0.9 miles away); RainScapes (approx. 0.9 miles away); Daniel Carroll of Rock Creek (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Carroll (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
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