Lot 4 (Sycamore Street) Bio-Retention Cell

The Lot 4 (Sycamore Street) bio-retention cell was constructed in 2016 but problems were encountered that allowed more weeds than native plants to grow. Through the combined effort of the City of Muscatine and the Muscatine Pollinator Project, those problems were corrected and the bio-retention cell was replanted.

After years of painstaking nurturing and months of being under water from the flooding of the Mississippi River in the spring of 2019, the Sycamore Street bio-retention cell is producing a brilliance of color as the plantings take hold, mature, and spread across the cell.