UM Water Center – Cody Rouge Bioretention Gardens

Video by University of Michigan News. A University of Michigan Water Center research team collaborated with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD), the Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA), and Cody Rouge and Warrendale neighborhood organizations to create an innovative form of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) for vacant properties in Detroit. Highly engineered bioretention gardens featuring attractive plants and healthy soils on four vacant lots capture and soak up a total of 1.2 million gallons of stormwater annually from the adjacent street and enhance neighborhood quality of life. For more information visit: University of Michigan.