Mathias Laboratory rain garden

Photo by Monaca Noble / Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
September 10, 2014
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Photo by Monaca Noble / Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

On the south side of the lab, this 4.65-acre constructed wetland acts as rain garden to filter stormwater. The wetland also receives irrigation as part of the lab’s system to recycle 100 percent of its water. (Phot by Monaca Noble / Smithsonian Environmental Research Center)