Planting rain gardens at Irons Park
Local residents and members of the Ogemaw Heights FFA came out to Irons Park Sept. 14 to help the Ogemaw Conservation District plant two rain gardens in the park. The gardens work by helping to absorb and filter water runoff, which can help keep sediments and other materials from floating into the river.
The gardens will provide a variety of benefits to the park, including preserving the quality of water in the Rifle River and helping to reduce the amount of pollutants washing into the river.
The project was made possible with the contributions and support from organizations including the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network and the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, among others.