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Protecting Northern Michigan's ​Water Resources

Interactive Rain Garden Mural

In 2023, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council contracted with artist Sarah Landstrom under grants from the Oleson Foundation and the Petoskey Harbor Springs Community Foundation to create our Interactive Rain Garden Mural.

Extending across the East side of our building with integrated QR codes, the mural depicts the native Michigan species that live in and benefit from rain gardens. Rain gardens use native plants to help manage stormwater runoff while providing habitat for pollinators and other small species like birds, frogs, and turtles. Stop by our office at 426 Bay Street to take a self-guided tour of our mural and learn more about how rain gardens work. Scan species QR codes with your phone camera or pick up a printed guide to learn more.