Plant with a Purpose
Pollution and Flooding Prevention
April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring flooding—especially in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs! Flooding is a major risk to health and safety. Not only does flooding cause water damage to homes and businesses, but it also results in sewage backup and pollution runoff. But that is where reintroducing plants can help. In this activity, create models to experiment with how we can reduce flooding and pollution through the help of plants and soil.