Heritage Hall Bioswale

Quick facts:

When Gem Lake and White Bear Township built Heritage Hall in 2007, this 3,500 square foot raingarden was installed to infiltrate and treat stormwater from the part of the building and its parking lot.

Funding:

The raingarden was partially funded by a VLAWMO cost share, and the rest was covered by the building cost of the Hall.

Reason for project:

The raingarden was installed to capture stormwater from the newly-constructed building, while planting native species. The raingarden also helps towards White Bear Township’s MS4 permitting goals.

Construction:

The basin was constructed along with the building in 2007. 

Results:

After weeding and replanting in 2010, the basin functions to infiltrate stormwater and capture and treat nutrients and pollutants.

Search projects

Vadnais-Sucker Park Habitat Restoration

A forest and wetland restoration effort in partnership with Great River Greening, Ramsey County Parks, the Minnesota DNR, and the Saint Paul Regional Water Services.

Teal Pond at Tamarack Nature Center

A wetland restoration surrounding Teal Pond located within Tamarack Nature Center.

VH City Hall Wooded Wetland Restoration

A wetland restoration and demonstration area located behind the Vadnais Heights City Hall.

Vadnais Heights Elementary: The "Bear's Backyard"

A schoolyard raingarden at the Vadnais Heights Elementary

West Vadnais Carp Control

Carp control efforts in West Vadnais Lake are one step towards improving this impaired waterbody.

Vadnais Heights Rotary Raingarden

A sheet-flow raingarden at the Vadnais Heights Fire Department parking lot.
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