Bannockburn Day                           August 23, 2009Village of Bannockburn
Fresh Water Facts          Only 1% of all Earths water is useable to humans and           land animals          Lakes, r...
Village of Bannockburn
Water Uses          Agricultural          Industrial          Household – drinking water, bathing, cooking,            ...
The Water CycleVillage of Bannockburn
Water PollutionVillage of Bannockburn
Flooding in BannockburnVillage of Bannockburn
Conventional Stormwater SolutionVillage of Bannockburn
Green Solutions              Rain Gardens              Bio-swales              Infiltration Basins              Permea...
Experimental Rain Garden on                    Village PropertyVillage of Bannockburn
Second Year GrowthVillage of Bannockburn
What is a Rain Garden?          Rain Gardens absorb and           filter water.          Rain Gardens are planted       ...
Rain Garden Benefits         1. Filter runoff pollution         2. Recharge local groundwater         3. Improve water qua...
Village of Bannockburn
Types of Rain Gardens        Backyard Rain Garden   Roadside Rain GardenVillage of Bannockburn
How to Create a Rain Garden         1. Remove all non-native trees and shrubs         2. Remove 3 feet of soil         3. ...
Planting the Rain GardenVillage of Bannockburn
Rain Garden Cross-SectionVillage of Bannockburn
Village Project                         Village Property                                      Bannockburn                 ...
Village ProjectVillage of Bannockburn
Bannockburn School Rain Garden         Before Construction             April 2009Village of Bannockburn
Bannockburn School Rain Garden                Under Construction:                  Soil ExcavationVillage of Bannockburn
Bannockburn School Rain Garden                         Under Construction:                            Stone BaseVillage of...
Bannockburn School Rain Garden                         Under Construction:                           Soil InstallationVill...
Bannockburn School Rain Garden                         Under Construction:                              PlantingVillage of...
Bannockburn School Rain Garden                         Finished Project                             July 2009Village of Ba...
Bannockburn School Rain Garden    August 2009Village of Bannockburn
Village Property Project: North Rain GardenVillage of Bannockburn
Village Property Project:      Bioswale             Wetland CreationVillage of Bannockburn
Future Village Rain Garden ProjectVillage of Bannockburn
Residential Example:                          26 Aberdeen Court          Preservation of Wetlands          Installation ...
Site Plan: 26 Aberdeen CourtVillage of Bannockburn
26 Aberdeen Court    First Phase of the    Installation of the    Bioswale at 26    Aberdeen CourtVillage of Bannockburn
Is There a Potential Rain                     Garden on Your Property?Village of Bannockburn
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Rain Garden Presentation Bannockburn Day 8.23.09

  1. 1. Bannockburn Day August 23, 2009Village of Bannockburn
  2. 2. Fresh Water Facts  Only 1% of all Earths water is useable to humans and land animals  Lakes, rivers, streams, ponds and in the ground.Village of Bannockburn
  3. 3. Village of Bannockburn
  4. 4. Water Uses  Agricultural  Industrial  Household – drinking water, bathing, cooking, sanitation, gardening  RecreationalVillage of Bannockburn
  5. 5. The Water CycleVillage of Bannockburn
  6. 6. Water PollutionVillage of Bannockburn
  7. 7. Flooding in BannockburnVillage of Bannockburn
  8. 8. Conventional Stormwater SolutionVillage of Bannockburn
  9. 9. Green Solutions  Rain Gardens  Bio-swales  Infiltration Basins  Permeable PaversVillage of Bannockburn
  10. 10. Experimental Rain Garden on Village PropertyVillage of Bannockburn
  11. 11. Second Year GrowthVillage of Bannockburn
  12. 12. What is a Rain Garden?  Rain Gardens absorb and filter water.  Rain Gardens are planted with native wetland and prairie wildflowers and grasses.  Rain Gardens provide food and shelter for birds, butterflies and dragonflies (which eat mosquitoes).Village of Bannockburn
  13. 13. Rain Garden Benefits 1. Filter runoff pollution 2. Recharge local groundwater 3. Improve water quality 4. Protect rivers and streams 5. Create habitat for birds & butterfliesVillage of Bannockburn
  14. 14. Village of Bannockburn
  15. 15. Types of Rain Gardens Backyard Rain Garden Roadside Rain GardenVillage of Bannockburn
  16. 16. How to Create a Rain Garden 1. Remove all non-native trees and shrubs 2. Remove 3 feet of soil 3. Install stone and special soil 4. Install plants 5. Add wood chips 6. Water and Weed!Village of Bannockburn
  17. 17. Planting the Rain GardenVillage of Bannockburn
  18. 18. Rain Garden Cross-SectionVillage of Bannockburn
  19. 19. Village Project Village Property Bannockburn SchoolVillage of Bannockburn
  20. 20. Village ProjectVillage of Bannockburn
  21. 21. Bannockburn School Rain Garden Before Construction April 2009Village of Bannockburn
  22. 22. Bannockburn School Rain Garden Under Construction: Soil ExcavationVillage of Bannockburn
  23. 23. Bannockburn School Rain Garden Under Construction: Stone BaseVillage of Bannockburn
  24. 24. Bannockburn School Rain Garden Under Construction: Soil InstallationVillage of Bannockburn
  25. 25. Bannockburn School Rain Garden Under Construction: PlantingVillage of Bannockburn
  26. 26. Bannockburn School Rain Garden Finished Project July 2009Village of Bannockburn
  27. 27. Bannockburn School Rain Garden August 2009Village of Bannockburn
  28. 28. Village Property Project: North Rain GardenVillage of Bannockburn
  29. 29. Village Property Project: Bioswale Wetland CreationVillage of Bannockburn
  30. 30. Future Village Rain Garden ProjectVillage of Bannockburn
  31. 31. Residential Example: 26 Aberdeen Court  Preservation of Wetlands  Installation of Bioswale  Installation of Rain GardensVillage of Bannockburn
  32. 32. Site Plan: 26 Aberdeen CourtVillage of Bannockburn
  33. 33. 26 Aberdeen Court First Phase of the Installation of the Bioswale at 26 Aberdeen CourtVillage of Bannockburn
  34. 34. Is There a Potential Rain Garden on Your Property?Village of Bannockburn
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