Building Bioswales

  • Location
    Brooklyn, New York
  • Status

The Problem

Our wish for this project is that we raise awareness about what can be done to help reduce stormwater overflow into the Gowanus Canal.

Our Plan

We hope that by building bioswales in our school garden, we will be able to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff that goes into the sewers. This will help reduce combined sewer overflows, which pollutes the Gowanus Canal. We hope that our project will be one part of the Gowanus Canal clean up. We will build our bioswales around the sewers in our school's garden. We will divert water away from the sewer and use it to grow plants.

Themes Addressed

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    Clean Water
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    Community Enhancement
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The Benefit

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