See Brook Run’s Rain Gardens in Action

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Link to CORGI’s Facebook rain garden video

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We regularly receive questions about Brook Run and refer to the project for those municipalities and residents interested in rain gardens. The variety of garden designs and their visibility often provide much-needed education and motivation. Dr. Jay Martin, Professor of Ecological Engineering at The Ohio State University, continues to facilitate water quality tests with students. Read More

Updated Brook Run Project Report

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

An updated report with our neighborhood rain garden project information, data, and costs is now available! Click here to view or download: brook run project report_may2012

Spring in Brook Run

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Yet again, the plants have come back and some are already blooming in our neighborhood rain garden project at Brook Run. Here are some photos of what’s currently blooming and how the rain gardens look:

Record Rainfall, Rain Gardens Holding Strong

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

This year has been a record-setting year of rain fall here in central Ohio. In Westerville where our Brook Run rain gardens are located, their local rainfall tallies 56.54″. The annual average is 38.5″. That’s 46.8% more rain than what is expected! Even still, the residential and right-of-way rain gardens at Brook Run have held up nicely, helping to prevent this unprecedented amount of rain and the pollutants it carries from entering our local waterways.

 

Brook Run rain gardens in December

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Our rain gardens are functioning very well despite the record rainfall from this year so far. Here are a couple pictures showing one of the right-of-way rain gardens filling up with water. The first picture shows the first cell almost full, and the second picture shows the overflow from the first starting to fill in.

 

Latest Brook Run Report

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Click on the link below to see the latest information from our neighborhood rain garden project in the Brook Run subdivision in the City of Westerville.

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StormCon 2011

Monday, August 29th, 2011

StormCon 2011 (the nationwide storm water conference put on by Stormwater Magazine and other sponsors) was a huge success this year! Stephanie Suter (Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District) and Cathy Eichel (Brown and Caldwell) presented our Brook Run project at this conference. The presentation was well received, and lots of great contacts were made. Aspects of the project that were covered were: outreach/education, residential rain gardens, and right-of-way rain gardens.

Brook Run plants in bloom

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

The other day while out collecting some of our monitoring data, a few pictures were taken of some of the plants in bloom in the right-of-way rain gardens! Coreopsis, false sunflower ‘Summer Nights’, and swamp milkweed are pictured:

Brook Run video

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Check out our video on part of the rain garden installation process on YouTube! Brook Run Neighborhood Rain Garden Project

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