Metro Blooms began partnering with the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District in 2012 to improve the quality of water in Lotus Lake. To find out which stormwater management practices would be most useful, and where they should go, Metro Blooms conducted an assessment of the project area and determined the most suitable sites and practices. Partnering with residents and public agencies, Metro Blooms designed a variety of practices to be installed on public and private property surrounding the lake. These included residential raingardens, swales, and hillside erosion control at Carver Beach Park. Working with contractors and the Conservation Corps of Minnesota, these practices were installed in the summer and fall of 2012.