St. Paul Rain Garden

NeighborhoodCastle Rouge
Practice Type
    Additional Practice Type
  • Bioretention,DownspoutDisconnection
Project DescriptionThis beautiful rain garden is one of the Rain Garden's to the Rescue program funded by the Erb Family Foundation and coordinated by Friends of the Rouge and Sierra Club Michigan Chapters Great Lakes Program. This is by far one of the largest in the program and captures runoff from several roof areas. The beauty of it mirrors the meditative open space at the St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center. It's aesthetics match the storm water benefits provided.
Reason for ProjectEnvironmental Benefits

Project Details

Received Drainage CreditNo
Public or PrivatePrivate
DesignerCyndi Ross, Friends of the Rouge and Tom Scherf, St. Paul of the Cross
InstallerFriends of the Rouge, Sierra Club, St. Paul of the Cross Retreat Center
MaintainerTom Scherf
Project Owner TypeFaith-Based
Practice Width23.00 ft
Practice Length30.00 ft
Practice Area700 sq ft
Acres Managed0.06 Acres
Million Gallons Managed Annually0.04 million gallons
Storm Event Size1 inch
Project Cost$1,200
Annual Maintenance Cost$200
St. Paul Rain Garden