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Knox College students in the course 'Examining the Anthropocene' planting a rain garden to control water runoff. Knox College / Peter Bailley / Yale Climate Connections
Last spring, students at Knox College in Illinois traded their notebooks for shovels and planted a rain garden on campus. The garden is not just a bunch of pretty plants. It’s designed to reduce stress on the campus drainage system during heavy rain.
“The whole goal behind the rain gardens is … slow it, spread it, and sink it,” says associate professor William Hope. “And that is to take the movement of the water and slow it down such that it loses energy and rather spreads out and sinks into the earth.”
Reposted with permission from Yale Climate Connections.
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