Stormwater-themed day of learning and service in Edgewater sponsored by the Chesapeake Conservation Corps.
Columbus Day was a busy day in the South River Watershed! The Chesapeake Conservation Corps (CCC), a career and leadership training program funded through the Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT), held their All Hands on Deck project at Historic London Town and Gardens. The All Hands on Deck project was a competitive $2,000 CBT mini grant available to CCC volunteers to complete a large scale project and training opportunity for all CCCs to attend. As the South River Federation’s CCC volunteer, it was exciting to join forces with the Watershed Steward Academy’s CCC volunteer, Megan Wickless, to create a stormwater-themed day of learning and service at Historic London Town and Gardens. In the end, partnering up paid off and they were selected for …
A watershed preservation project that calls on members of the staff, lodge and volunteers.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Beth Lewis
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Arundel Lodge Inc. (ALI) had been busy recently with the planning of an exciting addition to its landscape. A rain garden is scheduled for installation on Tuesday on the grounds of the main office, located in Edgewater. Staff, volunteers and members of ALI will be on hand to help out with this important watershed preservation project. A rain garden consists of a shallow depression that is a bed of native plants, soil and mulch. Together, these elements work to collect, absorb and clean stormwater runoff–before it gets to the storm drain systems. The South River Federation recently awarded ALI with a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust for the project, and they are also partnering with Severn Grove Ecological Design to design the layout…