Volunteers needed to help build demonstration rain garden

Student, faculty and staff volunteers are needed to help with shoveling and planting to build the new demonstration rain garden on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Ridges BLDG #38 and #39, near Richland Park.

The demonstration rain garden is made possible by an Appalachian Ohio Clean Watershed Initiative EPA grant received by the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. The goal of the demonstration site is for residents to be provided guidelines to build their own rain garden at home, thus reducing stormwater and erosion while protecting streams and rivers.

For additional information, contact Environmental Studies student Emily Schaffer at es634711@ohio.edu or Voinovich School Research Associate Amy Mackey at mackey@ohio.edu.

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