Niaka Trail Rain Garden © Michele Kading Niaka Trail Rain Garden © Michele Kading

Niakwa Trail Rain Garden

Niakwa Trail Rain Garden

16/09/2015 - Present

The rain garden is designed to collect storm water runoff from the roof and parking lot of the Great Canadian Superstore on St. Anne’s Road in Winnipeg, with a catchment size of 9860 square meters (2.4 acres). The garden was initially planted with 670 native plants of 58 different species, covering an area of 460 square meters. The plants and soil act as a natural filtration system, removing pollution and contaminants from the water. The water then drains through an underground pipe to the Seine River, providing clean water downstream. Since the initial planting, the rain garden has continued to be maintained and supplemented with additional plantings.

© Staffan Widstrand / WWF © Staffan Widstrand / WWF

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