Thirty-five raingardens are planned in the Central Business District in areas draining to Whatcom Creek. These raingardens will significantly improve stormwater runoff by providing both a filter and shade. Raingardens are a well-known filtering system to reduce pollutants. Increased shade will lower water temperature. In addition, the project will remove impervious area, decrease heat-island effect and increase vegetative cover in the downtown area. The project is 75% funded by the Department of Ecology. Additional information is located on the Downtown Improvement Gardens page of the Stormwater Projects section.
DIG presentation at the Downtown Neighborhood Association meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 25, 2013.
Accomplishments: Completed design work and second open
house. DIG Stewards 90% identified.
Next milestone: Finalize design and modeling, submit to Ecology for approval. Bid project.
Central Business District
Freeman Anthony, P.E.
Phone: (360) 778-7924
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