Friday, July 10, 2009

Environmental group to launch rain gardens project - Gazette

Twenty-five stormwater new management systems intended to improve water quality in Sligo Creek

by Jason Tomassini | Staff Writer Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A citizens group has installed several rain gardens along Sligo Creek and will install several more in the coming months to improve the stormwater management along the waterway and regulate the volatile water level at the creek.

The Friends of Sligo Creek, a local citizens group dedicated to improving the quality of the creek, received nearly $10,000 in grants to install about 25 rain gardens within the Sligo Creek Watershed, which covers 11.6 square miles from Wheaton to Hyattsville.

Twelve rain gardens have been installed at county residences within the watershed and the group is determining at least a dozen more sites for the gardens. The gardens are installed by the Silver Spring-based immigrant advocacy group Casa of Maryland.

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