Bethany Lutheran - Land + Water Works Rain Garden

Practice Type
    Additional Practice Type
  • Bioretention,DownspoutDisconnection
Project DescriptionThis bioretention rain garden is one of the Land + Water Works rain gardens installed in 2018. These rain gardens, of course, serve the purpose of managing storm water that flows from the roof via the disconnected downspouts, but also to educate members of the church, their guests and the community about the problems of stormwater runoff and sewer overflows and how these green infrastructure practices help to with water quality. This project was generous funded by the Erb Family Foundation.
Reason for ProjectEnvironmental Benefits

Project Details

Received Drainage CreditNo
Public or PrivatePrivate
DesignerCyndi Ross - Friends of the Rouge; Vance Thornton - Bethany Lutheran Church
InstallerFriends of the Rouge / Sierra Club Michigan Chapter / Bethany Lutheran Church
MaintainerBethany Lutheran Church
Project Owner TypeFaith-Based
Practice Width17.50 ft
Practice Length24.00 ft
Practice Area420 sq ft
Acres Managed0.06 Acres
Million Gallons Managed Annually0.02 million gallons
Project Cost$1,000
Annual Maintenance Cost$100
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