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Lakeside in Fulda, a rain garden does its part

June 13, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

With help from a grant, rain garden slows water runoff, improving lake qualityFULDA Dusty pink flowers, blue-violet petals and lots of greenery can be seen this spring along a property on the western shore of Fulda Lake, thanks to a Heron Lake Watershed District and Department of Natural Resources Shoreland Aquatic Habitat grant that targets runoff issues. Continue Reading

New rain garden at Villa St. Vincent beautiful and functional

July 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

This week, Michael Knudson, a University of Minnesota Crookston natural resources graduate and GreenCorps member, built a garden in front of the Villa St. Vincent chapel designed to collect rainwater, which will be absorbed by plants. Rain gardens, so called because they catch the rain flowing off of the roofs of commercial or residential buildings, are gaining popularity among homeowners and business owners. Continue Reading