|A $22,000 grant from the Florida Department of Transportation is helping fund the Charles R. Perry Construction Yard greenroof at the University of Florida. The 5-inch deep greenroof covers an amphitheater next to Rinker Hall, home of UF's School of Building Construction. A dozen species of native Florida vegetation includes dune sunflower, tropical sage and gopher apple.|
The roof will be monitored to determine its benefit in reducing pollution in stormwater runoff by Sylvia Lang, a UF soil and water science doctoral student, Mark Clark, a water-quality specialist with the UF extension, and Glenn Acomb, the landscape architecture lecturer spearheading the project (Gainsville Sun, 2007).
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|Read about the University of Florida's first greenroof in the Gainesville Sun's "Going green: UF plants garden that spans entire rooftop" by Nathan Crabbe of March 28, 2007 here.|
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