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Bioswale

A landscape element, often a planted strip along a street or parking lot, for the purpose of capturing surface water runoff and filtering out silt and pollution before the stormwater enters the drainage system or groundwater and retains and cleanses runoff from a site, roadway, or other source.
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It contains deep-rooted native plants that can withstand a variety of moisture levels, landscape elements called bioswales and a system of filters to control stormwater.
The GCF grant will finance climate change adaptation measures, including innovative drainage features such as bioswales (landscape elements designed to concentrate or remove debris and pollution out of surface runoff water); post-project emissions' monitoring activities; and feeder e-vehicles.
The site also features detention basins, advanced stormwater filtration systems, and bioswales, or landscaping features used to slow, collect, infiltrate, and filter stormwater.
Davis has also focused on building out small-scale green infrastructure rain gardens, bioswales, bioretention cells and the like to mitigate the environmental impact of stormwater on the bay.
The park design included new access on Northeast 72nd Avenue, parking, fitness trails, a dog park, athletic fields, stormwater management, bioswales, plantings, and the Native Gathering Garden.
Along its route are solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations, a pollinator garden, and rainwater-capturing bioswales. However, the perennial wheat project takes this highway sustainability program to a new level.
One such cost-effective and resilient approach is the bioswale. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines bioswales as "vegetated, mulched or xeriscaped channels that provide treatment and retention as they move stormwater from one place to another."
Sustainability of spaces will also be enhanced through the construction of green infrastructure like bioswales and pervious surfaces, which can aid during rainy season and flooding.
The design team, which included PACE Group LLC, Twinshores Landscaping and Salas OBrien, extensively used permeable paving technology, and engineered natural methods such as bioswales to meet and exceed the citys new requirements for managing stormwater run-off and lessen the impact on its drainage infrastructure.
To handle rain and storm water, the design adds about 6,600 square feet of absorbent permeable paving and new bioswales, which are sloped drainage courses lined with plantings.
Bioswales are great ideas for home gardens, as you'll see on page 50.