Raingardens complete in Minnetrista neighborhood
In the June 23 edition of The Laker, a front-page story detailed plans by the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District to install rain gardens in the South Saunders neighborhood of Minnetrista.
Those neighborhoods are now complete, and the MCWD said four curb-cut raingardens are now installed.
According to the MCWD, the raingardens use native perennial plants to filter polluted rainwater that otherwise could wind up in a nearby lake or stream. The garden is in a shallow depression that is designed to hold rainwater after a storm.
“Curb-cut raingardens are especially effective, because they are designed to catch water running down the street before it reaches the storm drain. Raingardens absorb harmful material including oil, debris and algae-causing nutrients from the water and beautify the landscape,” said the MCWD
In June, the MCWD said they hope to reduce phosphorus and sediment from making its way into Saunders Lake.