Rain Garden Planting at Mountain Ridge High School Print
Our Blue Earth - Our Blue Earth
Written by Kelly Martin   
Sunday, 21 June 2009 14:19

Biology Class Rain Garden

 

FROSTBURG - Approximately 80 students from Mountain Ridge High School Environmental Science and Biology classes along with volunteers from the Georges Creek Watershed Association participated in a rain garden planting at Mountain Ridge High School this spring.

 

The classes planted more than 700 native plants and shrubs on May 12, 18, 24 and June 4 to provide increased water quality improvement thro

GCWA intalls signage

ugh bioretetion.  Nutrients, heavy metals and other harmful chemicals that get washed off the school's parking lots during heavy rain events will be filtered out in this unique microclimate.  The native plants will also provide food and shelter for a variety of birds, mammals, and beneficial insects native to this region.

In addition to improving water quality, educational signage at the site will increase public awareness about stormwater runoff and its effects on our local streams and the Chesapeake Bay.

This project was made possible by an Environmental Stewardship grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust.  In addition to this project and under the same grant award, a Wonders of Wetlands teacher training was held at Mountain Ridge High School on May 5 and a rain barrel workshop on April 22 during Focus Frostburg.

Biology Class mulching

The Georges Creek Watershed Association is a cooperative, inclusive, non-profit, grassroots organization comprised of residents dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people who live in and visit the George's Creek Watershed by being effective stewards to our natural environment.

Environmental Science class planting wetland" />

Contact:

Kelly Martin, Regional Watershed Coordinator

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

cell:  240-522-2522

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 January 2010 14:51
 
Please register or login to add your comments to this article.