UI Campus Rain Gardens

UI Campus Rain Gardens


UI USGBC is helping to design and install rain gardens across the University of Iowa campus.  The rapid development of campuses and cities across the country has caused a substantial increase in stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces.  Working with the UI Office of Sustainability, UI Facilities Management, and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, UI USGBCis working to develop a sustainable stormwater management plan for the University of Iowa.  As part of that plan, UI USGBC will be designing and constructing rain gardens at several locations throughout campus.  UI USGBCwill work to identify and evaluate potential rain garden sites, design the rain gardens for each site, complete construction of the rain gardens, and develop a maintenance plan to ensure the rain gardens will continue to work properly.  UI USGBChopes to complete 2-3 rain gardens each semester.