Benefits of Native Buffers for Detention Basins – Newsletter

Planting a native buffer, or strip of native plants, around a stormwater detention pond can transform a suffering detention pond into a well-functioning and beautiful feature in your neighborhood. A buffer of native plants stabilizes the shoreline, reduces water contamination, and lowers maintenance required to keep a detention basin in good condition. A naturalized detention basin not only prevents flooding and water contamination, but can also provide aesthetic value, opportunities for recreation, and a home for wildlife habitat. To learn more, visit