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SC Botanical Gardens Case Study

Restoration Ecology 2011Bradley BuckallewSC Botanical Gardens Case StudyLocation

Problem StatementErosion, caused by drainage of excess amounts of storm water in the northeast section of the SC Botanical Gardens, has resulted in the formation of gullies and ponds which disrupt the aesthetic quality of the gardens and furthermore, has and continues to contribute to the increased deposition of sediment into the Duck Pond.Erosion

SedimentationEliminate erosion and decrease the deposition of sediment in the Duck Pond

Convert the storm channel into an ecologically beneficial landscape that fits in with theme of SC Botanical Gardens


Potential SolutionsPrice

Takes an area that was detrimentally impacted by poor drainage management and converting it into an environmental beneficial landscape that improves habitat quality, not only in the impacted area, but also in the Duck Pond. It could also serve as an example of green infrastructure to increase public awareness about storm water management and, hopefully, inspire a few individuals to make changes.SustainabilityEnvironmental Services City of Portland Oregon. Stormwater Solutions Handbook.State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. 2003. Biofilters (Bioswales,Vegetative Buffers, and Constructed Wetlands) For Storm Water Discharge Pollution Removal.United States. Environmental Protection Agency. 1999. Storm Water Technology Fact Sheet Vegetative Swales.United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Wastewater Management. Green Infrastructure Types, Applications, and Design Approaches to Manage Wet Weather. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 4 Nov. 2010. Web. 6 Apr. 2011. .ReferencesQuestions