Duluth Builds Rain Gardens

By KBJR News 1

July 24, 2013 Updated Jul 24, 2013 at 9:37 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)- The city of Duluth is taking steps to help manage rain water run–off.

At least ten new rain gardens will dot the city through the work of the Duluth Stream Corps, a project of Community Action Duluth funded by the Environmental Protection Agency.

As the result of torrential rains and flooding last summer, organizers are encouraging home owners to build rain gardens.

The Duluth Sea Grant is holding several workshops to teach people how to build rain gardens.

Rain gardens provide a place for water run off to go.

"In a big storm event you do have a lot of water coming off of your rain gutter and so any rain gutter, down spout or sub pump would add water to a rain garden which is the idea, that it goes into your rain garden before it goes into the streets," said Kinnan Stauber, who was at the work shop learning about rain gardens for her church.

The Minnesota Sea Grant will hold future workshops on rain gardens on August 7 and 8.

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.