As of October 2021, the Deer Creek Watershed Alliance has helped fund and install 447 rainscaping projects in the watershed. These projects are currently removing 187 tons/yr of sediment, 92 lbs/yr of nitrogen, and 18 lbs/yr of phosphorus from Deer Creek.
Rainscaping is any combination of plantings, water features, catch basins, permeable pavement, and other activities that manage stormwater as close as possible to where it falls, rather than moving it someplace else. Rainscaping practices can include features such as rain gardens, bioswales, lawn alternatives and trees and shrubs, green roofs, etc. to slow down, soak up and reuse rainwater before it carries pollutants to a local stream.
Click on the different types of rainscaping projects below to view photographs of projects that have been funded and installed:
|Native Soil Rain Gardens and Bioswales||Engineered Rain Gardens|
Woodland Restoration and
Creek Corridor Vegetative Buffers
|Permeable Pavers and Green Roofs||Rainwater Harvesting|
Total projects installed:
Rainscaping projects located in focus areas:
Click on an image to open full map pdf.
More details on accomplishments that have been achieved through Phase III can be found at deercreekalliance.org/achievements.