Coe College is in the midst of constructing their first rain garden. The garden is funded by the Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency and donations from 2008 Coe College graduates.
Rain gardens typically contain deep-rooted plants which capture rainwater runoff before it reaches a sewer system.
The Coe College rain garden serves a second purpose of providing an area for Coe’s students to study environmental issues.
More information on Coe College’s green efforts is available here.