Thursday, August 6, 2015

Photo of the Day: Stormwater Park, Chautauqua Institution, NY

I took this image earlier this week of the Ryan Kiblin Memorial Stormwater Park. This garden trail is named in honor of  the Chautauqua Institution’s gardens, grounds, and landscape manager, who died during pregnancy a year ago.

This lovely stretch of land includes native trees, perennials and shrubs, but it also has a utilitarian and far-seeing purpose: to filter excess nitrogen and phosphorous from stormwater before it reaches Chautauqua Lake, the body of water that this Victorian Era community is located by.

No comments: