Turkeyville Rest Area Rain Garden in Marshall
Turkeyville Rest Area
Rain Garden Sign to be Installed in 2009
As part of MDOT's overall Storm Water Management Program to improve water quality, a rain garden was constructed at the Turkeyville Rest Area. The rain garden is designed to collect and filter pollutants from the parking lot's storm water runoff.
Turner Street Rain Garden in Grand Rapids
To help improve water quality under I-196/US-131 interchange ramps MDOT constructed two rain gardens, in the City of Grand Rapids. The main garden is approximately 7,500 square feet and captures runoff from the roadway and the overhead bridges through drainage downspout connections. A second, 1,400 square foot garden to the south is exclusively for roadway runoff.
Michigan Avenue Rain Garden in Lansing
A number of rain gardens were installed as part of streetscape enhancements and combined sewer separation along Michigan Avenue in downtown Lansing. The project was designed and constructed by the City of Lansing and was funded in part through federal transportation enhancement monies administered by MDOT. This unique project demonstrates the value of rain gardens in an ultra-urban setting, not only for their treatment abilities and beauty, but as a way to promote watershed stewardship in the community. View the 10 interpretive signs on display in the rain gardens.