Photos from Florida's Capital City (and occasionally a few from other interesting places I have been fortunate enough to visit in my travels!)
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.
Labels: Cascades Park, signs
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Um artigo muito interessante.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
Good morning, planting the vegetation is a great way to protect the stream. Great sign, enjoy your day!
That is such a cool park, and it's nice to know that it is environmentally friendly, too!
An interesting concept!
Oh, yes, I agree with Eileen today, Lois!! A great way to protect the stream it is!! Hope your day is going well!!
A good idea and a very interesting post. We have a lot of trouble with stormwater management!
They really need this sign?
I've always made it a personal rule to stay out of any storm water. You never know where it has been.
The sign is quite a heavy warning of danger. I am a little surprised that the sign is not larger.
It looks like the pollutants are doing wonders for the plant life.
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