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April: Rain gardens reduce rain runoff

Burke Center

A global beacon of hope for the protection of freshwater resources, the Northland College’s Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation has accomplished big things since our April Water Issue.

With recent summer and autumnal floods battering the southern shores of Lake Superior, the need for rain gardens has never been greater. The center aims to meet that need with the board of trustees’ support. In response, Northland alum Nick Merton arrived back at campus to revamp the Larson-Juhl Center for Science’s garden with sedges, grasses and forbs for stormwater runoff absorption.

Read more about Burke Center’s recent stormwater reduction projects.

Lauren Olson

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