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Hampton Students Participate in Rain Garden Maintenance Day

Thursday, May 16, 2019



5th and 6th grade students from McKeown Elementary School in Hampton Township, NJ recently worked alongside the WRWMG to pull weeds that were growing in their school’s rain garden. Rain gardens are bowl-shaped gardens that are stormwater management tools. During a rainstorm, a rain garden will collect water flowing off of a parking lot or rooftop and allow the water to slowly soak into the ground instead of flowing into storm drains (sewers). By reducing the amount of time that rainfall flows over the land, rain gardens help to prevent pollutants like fertilizer, pesticide, and road salt from entering local streams.