Nov. 10, 2017–
The Joseph H. Gibbons Elementary School in Stoughton is receiving a major green infrastructure upgrade thanks to a partnership among the Stoughton Engineering Department, the Neponset River Watershed Association, and MassDEP.
Three bioretention basins and an infiltration basin, designed to collect and filter polluted stormwater runoff from the school’s parking lots, are currently under construction.
In addition to removing pollution, the new bio-retention basins are designed to beautify the school’s grounds and provide hands-on educational opportunity for the students. NepRWA staff visited 4th grade Gibbons School students in October to explain the project, and will follow up in the spring, once the project is complete.
The project has been financed with federal funds from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (the Department) under an s. 319 competitive grant. The contents do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of EPA or of the Department.