Environmental Science Students Plan to Build a Rain Garden
At the end of January, Sarah Bounty headed to Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood to speak to a senior Environmental Science class about stormwater pollution. Students learned a lot and had some fun getting hands on experience with NepRWA’s new Enviroscape watershed model.
The class plans to partner with NepRWA to construct a rain garden on campus as part of the Soak up the Rain Campaign in Westwood. A rain garden is a valuable tool for cleaning up toxic pollution from stormwater before it reaches our waterways. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 55% of water pollution comes from stormwater, and rain gardens are just one way private property owners can help alleviate this pollution.
Check back for updates on this project, and be sure to contact Sarah (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you or your community group is interested in hosting or constructing a demonstration rain garden in Westwood.
Sarah Bounty, Environmental Engineer