Rain Garden Demonstration and Engagement Site

The Rain Garden Demonstration and Engagement Site involved the design and installation of a rain garden on to reduce stormwater runoff, protect water quality, and provide habitat for pollinators. The project involved a group of students in all phases of the project including interactive workshops, site design and installation of the garden. The site also includes interpretive signage, an interactive precipitation gauge, and is part of the Lakehead’s campus sustainability tour. We will share the successes of this initiative, including the experience of successfully designing a water management solution while meaningfully engaging the university community and engaging in place-based experiential learning.