The Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA), who we work with closely, has an exciting rain garden project in Everett, involving lots of public participation. The first public meeting about the project will be Wednesday, 3/7/12 at 7:00 PM in the Keverian Room in Everett City Hall (484 Broadway). You don't have to live in Everett to participate.
Check out the attached flyer for more information.
Rain gardens are vegetated areas that collect, absorb, and clean stormwater runoff before it enters drainage systems and/or water bodies. Using slope, vegetation, and well drained soils, rain gardens are increasingly being used by homeowners and municipalities to reduce the impact of stormwater on local waterways and storm drain systems. Rain gardens are one type of Green Infrastructure.
Tri-CAP and MyRWA worked together with middle school students to build the rain garden at the Beebe School in Malden, and Tri-CAP youth built a rain garden at Tri-CAP's Washington Street House last summer.