Rain garden. Photo: Courtesy of MDC

Manage Stormwater

Using native wetland and moist prairie or forest plants in rain gardens, and in bioretention and wetland detention basins, slows down and absorbs rainwater, thus reducing the quantity and velocity of stormwater runoff, which protects streams and water quality.

Grow Native! resources for more information on natives for managing stormwater:

Missouri Prairie Journal articles:


Other resources:

Stream Teams United’s video:

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