Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thompson Park Rain Garden

On Tuesday, April 27th, a rain garden was installed in Thompson Park (Jamesburg/Monroe Twp), as part of the Manalapan Brook Watershed Protection and Restoration Plan. The garden was planted by 'students' of the Rutgers Rain Garden Certification Workshop.

The rain stayed away, and we ended out having some sun for our planting. Here are some photos of the garden and the planting event:

sand layer of rain garden during the week prior to planting

ready for the compost layer

volunteers planting the rain garden

finished rain garden, with soil erosion control blankets and geese deterrents.

This 1,300-square-foot rain garden, will treat nearly 13,000 square feet of parking lot at Thompson Park, before polluted water can run into the Manalapan Lake.

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