Wednesday, December 2, 2015
When you are walking around beautiful Cascades Park near downtown Tallahassee, you would never guess that its major function is to act as a stormwater management system consisting of a network of underground channels, open streams, and retention ponds. It is designed to flood, offering relief to nearby areas during major storm events. In this picture, you can see a restored stream bed that has been landscaped with native and "Florida friendly" vegetation to protect the stream bank from erosion and create a natural habitat for wildlife. The stream runs through the park between two of the retention ponds. Notice the sign warning people and pets to stay out of the stormwater, which contains pollutants from urban runoff. You can read more about this unique city park here.
Linking to signs, signs.