In 2012, the township set out to promote sustainable stormwater management and improve the curb appeal of the front yard of the township's Administration Building, where a sizeable depression existed. The low spot retained water run-off and frequently presented as a quasi retention basin. A rain garden was constructed to mitigate the low spot and trees and native plantings were placed to help with the aesthetic, water filtration and carbon sequestration. Since installing that first and iconic rain garden, Pittsfield Township has expanded on cultivation of rain gardens both at its public and linear (greenways) parks. The initiation of the 2019 Green Corridors initiative will further enhance installation of rain gardens and other green infrastructure in our community.
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