A new rain garden is now complete in Charlottesville's Azalea Park. The garden will act as a biofilter that treats water runoff in the Fry's Spring neighborhood and Azalea Park.
The plant biofilter will grab nutrients from water and absorb harmful elements like nitrogen before it streams into Moore's Creek, and eventually flows into the Chesapeake Bay.
Chris Gensic with Charlottesville Parks and Recreation said, "We stopped mowing the edge of Moore's Creek, we've planted trees. This is yet another type of thing you can do to make sure everything coming off these neighborhoods softens up a little bit before it goes into the creek."
The project cost $15,000. Half of that amount came from a Virginia Department of Forestry grant.
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