This series of rain garden cells in Creve Coeur is one of three demonstration projects the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has implemented in the Deer Creek Watershed in collaboration with a team of Deer Creek Watershed Alliance Partners.
In summer 2011, six residential rain gardens were installed in Creve Coeur to address erosion and flooding concerns. Washington University monitored water quality at this site to obtain baseline data, and Missouri Botanical Garden's Litzsinger Road Ecology Center is conducting follow up monitoring to measure this project's effectiveness in improving water quality.
All six rain gardens are in the same sub-watershed, and working together are designed to reduce water pollution and water overflows downhill.
The maintenance of each rain garden cell is the responsibility of individual landowners.
Missouri Native Plants Used:
Each plant name links to its entry in the Missouri Botanical Garden PlantFinder Service, which will open in a new window.
|Common name (Scientific name)||Common name (Scientific name)|
|Shining Blue Star (Amsonia illustris)||Prairie Alum Root (Heuchera richardsonii)|
|Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)||Prairie Dropseed (Sporobolis heterolepsis)|
- Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District
- Missouri Botanical Garden
- Washington University in St. Louis
- Missouri Department of Natural Resources
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation
- Gilberg Design and Consulting
- EcoWorks Unlimited
- Missouri Department of Conservation
- Pizzo and Associates