This fall, our Vet Crew finished the rain garden and terraced hillside preparation at Bay View United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon - http://www.bayviewumc.com/. The church sits near the shoreline of Padilla Bay, just south of Bay View State Park, in a picturesque neighborhood.
At the end of November, a crew of volunteers, led by Alicia from the Snohomish Conservation District, completed the planting of both the terraced hillside and the rain garden.
Not only is this project beautiful, but it also provides a series of living walls, filled with the ground cover Kinnikkinnick, which prevent erosion, and slow and filter uphill stormwater. Ultimately, these installations allow the filtered water to soak into the native soil before it reaches Padilla Bay.