Rain gardens and bioretention facilities are stormwater best management practices (BMPs) that utilize plants to filter sediment and treat runoff.
The terms "Rain Garden" and "Bioretention" are sometimes used interchangably. Their size depends on the volume of runoff they are designed to capture. Bioretention facilities are designed for larger runoff areas and often utlize layers of filter media, clean-outs, or engineered overflow outlets.
Environmental Concern has experience designing and building these BMPs. We are committed to promoting their use in new developments and retrofitting them into established communities to help protect receiving waters, like the Chesapeake Bay, from increasing urban development and the pollutants and sediment transported by stormwater.
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