April 19th, 2009
Okay, what I am hoping to do with this page is warehouse information I find on rain gardens. whether it be federal, state, city or local information.
What I am finding out is that there is a tremendous amount of bad information out there, and a lot of silly information.
The typical over simplification of a good idea . . . you know the dumbing down thing.
So the start of this page happens(ed) on April 19th, 2009
Links to Cities/Municipalities
- Lansing, MI images of city street rain gardens
- Lansing, MI a plan view pdf of city street rain garden.
- Lansing, MI a computer generated rendering of a rain garden along a city street.
Links to Nurseries
Nurseries that promote the use of rain gardens and the use of a certain set of plants for this type of garden. I think most of these list will be considered natives, or non-threatening non-natives . . . how’s that for a phrase?
- Wildtype a ‘native plant nursery’ located in Mason, MI.
Information sites that promote rain gardens:
- Rain Gardens of Western Michigan a interesting blurb on the site: Rain gardens, or bioretention systems, were first conceived of in 1990 by stormwater specialists in the state of Maryland. Since that time, a number of people, municipalities and organizations have influenced and enhanced the rain garden movement in the United States.
I realize this could turn into a huge list, huge. for now(at the start) I am going to keep it this way and will go from there.
- Smart Growth Online is about the environment, housing, health, transportation, economics, design, and quality of life issues.
- Sustainable Communities Network. Lets call it a site that links people and communities together in the search of information on sustainable issues. Wow, what a wacky sentence and definition I’ve just created there.
Federal Government Sites
I’m sure that I will eventually link to several sites that are carrying info on rain gardens and rain garden issues.
*I’m sure I’ll come up with more categories, and I am looking for suggestions.