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: Design complete and approved by WA State
Department of Ecology for approval.
Next milestone: City Council approval, project out to bid
Central Business District
Freeman Anthony, P.E.
Phone: (360) 778-7924
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