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KTEAC works with school on maintaining rain gardens

Published April 15. 2010 05:00PM

The Kidder Township Environmental Advisory Council met Wednesday night for their monthly meeting at the Kidder Township municipal building. One of the topics brought up was the work between the KTEAC and the Penn Kidder Campus School on the rain gardens.

Two or three second grade classes from the Penn Kidder Campus will be involved in weeding, re-mulching and planting more native species of plants in the rain gardens. This is an on going cooperation between these two organizations for the last three years. This is the first chance the students will have this year to get back into the rain gardens and maintain them.

It helps to get students involved in their community and teaches them about conservation. The concept of rain gardens is used to help deal with water run off to help prevent soil erosion and also pollution of streams by storm water. Rain gardens are a more eye appealing way to deal with keeping water run off in check.

The Kidder Township Environmental Advisory Council will also have a booth at the Penn Kidder Campus School science fair to promote the concept of rain gardens. The KTEAC will be set up in the lobby of the science fair to help promote conservation. The Environmental Advisory Council will also be handing out information on the spring workshop.

The KTEAC is always active in the work on the rain gardens at Penn Kidder campus each year around Earth Day. This year the date for the cooperation between the KTEAC and the students will be on Friday April 23rd at 1:30 p.m.. The rain date for the rain garden work is scheduled for Friday April 30.

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