Visit the UMD Rain Garden on College Street near the Lund Building (Google Maps link). Interpretive signs and self-guided tour brochures can be found along the sidewalk. Flowers bloom from as early as March to September.
It is a landscaping feature that is planted with native perennial plants and is used to manage stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces such as roofs, sidewalks, and parking lots.
The UMD Rain Garden is composed of plantings, a drain tile system, and a water level control system. It can hold as much as 60,000 gallons of water. Rain gardens are part of UMD’s commitment to protect Lake Superior.