Buhr Park Children's Wet Meadow Project
The Buhr Park Children's Wet Meadow Project created and supports a group of wet meadow ecosystems in Ann Arbor's Buhr Park. The wet meadows provide a habitat for native plants and animals, an attractive educational site for children, neighbors and other visitors, and an environmental filter for stormwater runoff from the park grounds.
What is a Wet Meadow?
Wet meadows are essentially large rain gardens. They capture water from rain and melting snow. They are full of native plants that use the water to grow. The plants have flowers that are used by butterflies and seeds that are eaten by birds. Usually the ground in the wet meadows is damp and squishy, like a damp sponge.
Working with Kids and Neighbors
Neighbors of all ages have helped inspire and create the wet meadows of Buhr Park. The Children's Wet Meadow Project always involves youth and adults in leadership roles. We work to build community as much as we work to build wet meadows.