The Watershed Project’s Greening Urban Watersheds team has been hard at work this past year building bioswales, rain gardens and other community built projects in Richmond.
Each month we will highlight a different project. In July, we featured the water-themed mural project, which is set to be finished in October. Join us for the opening celebration on October 13th from 10AM to 12 noon at 17th street and the Richmond Greenway.
This month, we are featuring a new swale at Carlson Meadow. This is part of the Greening the Last Mile project where we replaced a concrete BART drainage channel with a meandering swale that allows rainwater to percolate into the ground instead of running off into the storm drain. The added benefit is a natural space within the city!
The new plaza and entryway at Carlson Blvd was designed with community input and includes a circular concrete entry plaza with redwood benches and bike racks. With volunteers, we planted trees over the winter, including 9 California live oaks, 4 box elders, and 3 California buckeyes! The Carlson Meadow swale area will be planted by volunteers this winter. Come join us and check on this fabulous new park!