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Help reduce non-point source pollution, contaminants carried by storm water into streams and lakes, which harm salmon and other aquatic life by planting a rain garden. The idea is to plant a garden that will capture and filter rain runoff before it flows into our local waterways. Read about how to design a rain garden and what plants work best in the March/April 2003 issue of the American Gardener Magazine (available at the Miller Library).
An example of how Seattle Public Utilities has implemented the idea on neighborhood scale.
More information on rain gardens from Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
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