Don’t we know it! That’s why several years ago we planted a rain garden in our corporate office parking lot. These gardens not only help filter pollutants from stormwater, but also tie in with OHM’s goal of building sustainable communities.
But as any gardener will tell you, no good seed goes untended. By this fall, our rain garden was looking a little less garden, a little more rain forest. Fearing global climate change, OHM’s “Rain Garden Club” stepped in. After two evenings of clean up, about 20 bags and 20 bundles were loaded into trucks and delivered to the compost center in Livonia, Michigan – approximately 4,400 km north of the equator (give or take a few kilometers).
In the spring of 2012, the club will clean up the gardens from harsh winter weather and plant more native plants. Each rain garden is approximately 2,500 square feet in size – so lots of plants are needed.
|John Hiltz and Vyto Kaunelis tame the OHM rain garden.|