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City installs rain garden in Commerce Alley
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Liz Gilland and a work crew were busy digging what will be a rain garden in the parking lot behind Commerce Alley. Planted with drought resistant greenery, the garden will help with stormwater runoff in that area as well as beautify the parking lot. - photo by Jim Tatum
Passers-by may have wondered why a small back hoe was digging into the asphalt near the dumpsters back of Commerce Alley. As it turns out, that unsightly, broken pavement will soon be replaced with greenery. The idea, says City Forester Liz Gilland, is to create a rain garden.