Prior to construction, the site was covered in monstera and invasive vines. During rainstorms, runoff from the downspouts would flow across the grass and create streams across the sidewalk which students had to dodge on their way to class.
Now, over three years later, the native plants have filled in and the rain gardens are acting as designed. No longer does water flow across the sidewalk for students to dodge. The rain water is all captured in the rain garden basins to infiltrate into the ground and be used by the native plants.