What is an example of a bioretention project in Maryland?
A fantastic example of bioretention lies in the MD State Highway Project in Frederick County along Monocacy Blvd and Christophers Crossing. Our team was honored to supply large volumes of high-quality Bioretention soils for this extensive project.
What are the features of this project?
The majority of the public will be cheering for the:
- increased safety via smoother merges,
- shared-use hiker/biker path,
- ADA-compliant sidewalk, and
- 400-space ridesharing lot.
But do you see all that bright green on the map? That’s stormwater management. That’s a soil blend from Harvest Mid Atlantic. Our gaze of appreciation goes beyond the curb to the slopes and green surfaces: that’s where our custom blended soils to filter stormwater runoff from roads will help protect our local waterways and the Cheseapeake Bay. Bioretention occurs when you strategically use soil – primarily by leveraging the beneficial, filtering properties of high-quality compost or mulch – to slow the flow of water and clean it up. We invite you to “turn your attention to bioretention” with these explanations of how it works.
Construction on this exciting project began in July 2015 and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. Photos courtesy of the MD SHA Website. If you need bioretention or rain garden soils please reach out for a quote.