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The mission of the HLWD is to protect and improve the
water resources within its boundaries by supporting watershed
residents through the use of education and financial programs.
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Rain gardens are effective in removing 90% of nutrients and chemicals and up to 80%
of sediments from rain water runoff . A rain garden is not a water garden. Because rain
gardens will drain within 12 to 48 hours, they prevent the breeding of mosquitoes. After a
storm, water fills rain gardens and then slowly filters into the ground rather than running
directly into a storm drain or lake.
HLWD is a small local government entity that accomplishes big things. Check out our awards!