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June 27, 2006

Rain Gardens

When rain runs off of rooftops, driveways and other impervious surfaces, it often floods directly into your lake, river or wetland, carrying pollutants and other debris. Mary Blickenderfer with the U of M Extension Service is heading up a new program teaching people how to create rain gardens, which provide a natural filter that stops the direct flow of the pollutants into your waterways.

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