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MS-72 Department of Environmental Protection and Dormitory Authority

One of our more innovative and creative projects, the Department of Environmental Protection and Dormitory Authority, asked us to transform a middle school’s underutilized parking lot into a bioretention basin or rain garden that manages 122,000 gallons of stormwater per rainfall event.

We utilized thousands of cubic yards of engineered bioretention media and stone with over a thousand perennials, shrubs, trees, and an urban farming section for the students to help manage and grow.  The agencies unveiled this new type of project in 2022, hoping to create additional stormwater management capacity in flood-prone areas by removing underutilized parking lots.


Project Type

Bioretention / Rain Gardens