Demonstration Projects: Ladue
Annunziata Church and School Rain Garden

In an effort to improve water quality, the Deer Creek Watershed Alliance (DCWA) and Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) partnered with Boy Scout Troop 344 to install a new rain garden in the City of Ladue. This rain garden consists of 127 square feet of native plantings and is designed to filter, retain, and reduce the amount of stormwater from the Annunziata Church and School property. The rain garden was designed and installed under the direction of boy scout Joe Milton to address a stormwater concern at his neighborhood school as part of his Eagle Scout project.

Stormwater has been a major problem for Annunziata, and the previous storm drains would back up during large rain events because they could not handle the amount of “unchecked” water entering them. This rain garden will help slow the flow of water and allow it to soak into the ground thus acting as a sponge and filter capturing stormwater as well as the pollutants it carries with it.

Missouri Native Plants Used:

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