Community Rain Gardens
Ethos Collaborative is deeply rooted in community and has worked with numerous non-profit and neighborhood organizations over the years to help realize small-scale volunteer, demonstration, and mission-based green infrastructure projects. The following is a series of rain gardens, designed by Ethos Collaborative, primarily in the Greater Pittsburgh area.
- Project Management
- Conceptual Design
- Costing / Performance
- Stormwater Modeling
- Site, Utility, Grading & Stormwater Design
- Community Engagement
- Plan Production
- Land Development
- Environmental Permitting
- Construction Administration
In an effort to support the Rosedale Runoff Reduction Project and in collaboration with Operation Better Block’s Junior Green Corps Members, the YWCA implemented rain gardens to reduce the site’s stormwater runoff, improve aesthetic impacts, and increase ecological function.
Bioswales incorporate native vegetation to improve infiltration and absorption of stormwater from impervious surfaces such as roads and roofs.
Green infrastructure helps manage stormwater runoff while adding aesthetic value to the area.
Schenley Visitors Center
Designing rain gardens in public spaces is important for contributing to a positive public perception of green infrastructure.
In addition to adding visual interest, the rain gardens help slow and infiltrate stormwater, which can reduce the amount entering the combined sewer system and improve water quality.
Millvale Rain Garden
This rain garden installation involved residents to help them create a new community asset.
Frankstown-Lincoln Rain Garden
For the rain garden at this site, Ethos worked closely with the the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, in addition to the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works, Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. The rain garden, completed in 2019, captures and infiltrates runoff from Frankstown Avenue and Lincoln Avenue in Larimer.