Union Park Blooming Alleys for Clean Water
This project was a partnership between the Union Park District Council, Metro Blooms, Capital Region Watershed District, and the Conservation Corps. This Blooming Alleys project targeted two alleys in the Union Park neighborhood of St. Paul and included engagement and outreach through ‘alley parties’ to educate residents on rainwater runoff, raingardens and native habitat. In the summer of 2018, four raingardens, four native plantings and a permeable pavement section were installed. Metro Blooms also worked with residents to redirect downspouts to reduce runoff to alleyways.