Rain Gardens

One of our specialties is designing Rain Gardens to process stormwater - spaces that allow surface water to be captured absorbed back into the ground before reaching the storm system or running straight into the rivers or lakes. While the Pacific Northwest is known for our wet climate, here are some interesting stories that show that Rain Gardens are being integrated in variety of ways.

 

Wikipedia Rain Garden Article
Recycling rain runoff: Constructing rain barrels ideal for capturing
Volunteers Create Broken Arrow Rain Garden
Town to plant rain garden
Rainwater Harvesting

Molalla River Campsites

SED helped to develop the campground program alternative for three camping areas to be improved along the Molalla River

 

BLM Seeks Input on Proposed Molalla River Recreation Plan

Additional Resources and Information

Oregon Lakes and Rivers
US National Trails
SUM-Thing New Condominiums brings modern style and new residents

Sandy Water Trail

Within an hour's drive of well over half of Oregon's population, the Sandy River provides excellent options for river recreation. The lower, more accessible river segments attract visitors during the busy summer season, while more challenging segments provide a chance to get away from the crowds. The river provides a range of difficulty, from class 1 flat-water sections to rigorous class 4+ rapids.

 

Sandy River Water Trail
Siuslaw Estuary Water Trail
Sandy River Basin Vision Document
Sandy River Basin Integrated Management Plan

Marmot Dam: Dam removal video and process

After the dam was removed, Secter Environmental Design was hired to design a park and revegetation plan.

 

Marmot Dam multimedia Gallery
Marmot Dam Removed [Video]
What PGE learned while removing Marmot Dam