Veterans Park, City of Watervliet, Berrien County
Signs placed near the demonstration site explain the low impact development techniques being used to protect the Paw Paw River and discuss the importance of maintaining the Paw Paw River Watershed. The City of Watervliet partnered with the Great Lakes Basin and Southwest Michigan Planning Commission to construct an Urban Sediment Management Demonstration Center.
This project, which is located along the banks of the Paw Paw River incorporates:
- Porous pavement
- A rain garden
- A riparian native grass buffer
- Interpretive signs to increase awareness of “LID” development techniques within the southwest Michigan community.
The project incorporated one of the community’s greatest natural resources, the Paw Paw River, to attract users to the site.
For more information about the Paw Paw River please visit: www.swmpc.org/pprw.asp