The Chautauqua Fletcher Hall Nature Park and Rain Garden

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Acting as landscape architect and site planner, this project transformed a former large asphalt parking lot into a beautiful, natural and highly functional project site, including one of the largest private rain garden projects in the region.  The rain garden included a series of basins wrapping around the new building, with connecting streams (bioswales) and waterfalls which take advantage of the site elevation changes (more than 12 feet) as water flows from top to bottom. Stormwater from both the building itself and the uphill parking areas feeds this rain garden feature during rainy periods.

The Chautauqua Fletcher Hall Rain Garden has become a major environmental and educational feature for this world-renowned site.