Springdale Students Learn About Environment Through Rain Garden
Posted: September 13, 2013 at 5 a.m.
Working on the new rain garden at Westwood Elementary School has made Chris Trader more interested in environmental science, he said.
At A Glance
Plants In The Garden
• Arkansas blue star
• Winter berry holly
• Bee balm
• Red bud tree
• Small blue spruce tree
Source: Becky Roark, project manager for Illinois River Watershed Partnership
At A Glance (w/logo)
A rain garden is a garden planted in a shallow depression in the ground so it can hold rainwater. It helps prevent runoff by allowing the water to flow into the garden instead of the street or gutter. It also helps with water conservation by giving the garden a natural way to stay watered instead of using a hose or sprinklers.
Source: Staff Report
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