Thursday, March 26, 2009

Takoma Park and Friends of Sligo Creek pilot rainwater program - Gazette

If successful, effort could be replicated in other communities along tributary

by Jeremy Arias | Staff Writer | Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Friends of Sligo Creek hope the success of an upcoming pilot program to plant stormwater-collecting rain gardens in Takoma Park will spark interest in a similar county-wide effort.

As part of a joint effort by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, the city of Takoma Park and Casa of Maryland, the FOSC hope to help plant roughly 10,000 of the water-conserving gardens in area homes along the creek from Wheaton down to Hyattsville, where the creek connects to the northwest branch of the Anacostia River, according to FOSC member Kit Gage.

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