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Veterans Park, City of Watervliet, Berrien County

Educational signs

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:

  1. Porous pavement
  2. A rain garden
  3. A riparian native grass buffer
  4. 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


This page last updated on 3/28/2008.
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~Protect/enhance riparian areas

~Porous pavement with infiltration beds

~Rain gardens/Bioretention

~Vegetated filter strips

Southwest Michigan Planning Commission  
376 West Main Street  Suite 130  Benton Harbor, MI 49022-3651
Phone: 269.925.1137  Fax: 269.925.0288  

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