A NEIGHBORHOOD BASED SOLUTION TO URBAN STORMWATER RUNOFF
The Cumberland River Compact launched its Green Alleys program the Nations and expanded it to East Nashville. We are partnered with the Mayor’s Office, city council representatives, beautification commissioners and neighborhood to plant free rain gardens along residential alleys and in lawns. Our goal is to transform alleys and driveways from asphalt stormwater conveyances that transport pollution to our most vulnerable streams into areas that percolate and clean polluted stormwater, thereby improving water quality throughout the city. A rain garden captures stormwater runoff from rooftops, driveways, and parking lots. By giving the rain time to sink in, rain gardens help to reduce excessive stormwater runoff and to keep pollution from entering our neighborhood streams. Each rain garden will capture and filter 40,000+ gallons of stormwater each year!