Friday, February 25, 2011

Rain Gardens Prevent Stormwater Flooding & Pollution

Inviation from Mayor Joe O'Brien

Rain Garden Prevent Stormwater Flooding and Pollution

Monday February 28th, 6:00, Worcester Youth Center

Dear Friends,
I just wanted to let you know about a meeting I am hosting on a new initiative to manage stormwater in the city through the use of Rain Gardens. The meeting will take place at the Worcester Youth Center at 326 Chandler St on Monday, February 28th from 6pm to 8pm.

A Rain Garden is a small natural area that helps to cleanse stormwater before it flows into brooks and ponds. Rain Gardens, also called bio-retention areas, allow stormwater from impervious surfaces, such as streets and driveways, to soak into the ground. The plants and soild in the Rain Garden remove pollution from the stormwater and keep streams healthy. This meeting is a coordination between the Worcester DPW&P, Mass Audubon, Columbus Park Neighborhood Association, the Regional Environmental Council, Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center, the Worcester Tree Initiative and the Greater Worcester Land Trust among others.

I hope you will join me for this informational meeting.
~ Joe O'Brien

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