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WRWMG Breaks Ground on New Rain Garden Project

Monday, October 15, 2018


The SCMUA-Wallkill River Watershed Management Group in partnership with the Greater Culver Lake Watershed Conservation Foundation, Rutgers Water Resources Program, and Pierson Landscaping and Excavating broke ground on a new rain garden project at the Culver Lake Clubhouse in Frankford Township, NJ.

Rain gardens are designed to decrease the amount of polluted stormwater runoff that flows off of hard, parking lots into rivers and lakes after rainstorms. Rain gardens are bowl-shaped and use plants to help collect polluted runoff. Unlike traditional water management techniques that use pipes to remove water from neighborhoods as quickly as possible, rain gardens allow the collected water to slowly soak into the ground and replenish groundwater sources that people rely on.