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Stormwater Camp a Huge Success!

Friday, August 04, 2017



The Wallkill River Watershed Management Group organized a week long stormwater day camp for 2th-7th grade students at McKeown Elementary School in Hampton, NJ. Through hands-on activities, games, and demonstrations, the students learned how to prevent people pollution from entering local rivers and streams, how to conserve water by constructing rain barrels, how to design a rain garden to capture rooftop rainwater, and how to install native plants in one’s yard to collect stormwater runoff, allowing the water to soak into the ground instead of flowing over the land and collecting pollutants before entering the storm drains.

Funding to host this camp was made possible by NJ Future through grants provided by the William Penn Foundation. The WRWMG would also like to thank their partners for their participation in the camp: Mrs. Brenda Delgrosso (5th and 6th grade science teacher at McKeown Elementary), Rutgers Water Resources Program, Paige Lockburner of the Sussex County Office of Mosquito Control, and Reenee Casapulla (Recycling Coordinator at the SCMUA).