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Help Plant a Rain Garden!

A huge, "Thank you!" goes to all the volunteers who joined us last month to move boulders, dig trenches and eat baked goods at Devil's Den Preserve. If you missed it, be sure to check out a photo of the crew on Facebook! (Sorry; all the cookies are gone.)

We're leaving the woods this month and embarking on an urban conservation project in partnership with Yale University and the City of Bridgeport.

If you can dig a hole or pack down soil, you can help us plant a beautiful and beneficial stormwater garden for the historical community of Seaside Village.

WHAT:      Plant a stormwater/rain garden

WHEN:      Saturday, October 27; 9 – 11 a.m.

WHERE:   Seaside Village, Bridgeport, Connecticut

WHY:        Stormwater gardens improve water quality, reduce flooding, provide native habitat and 
                    beautify urban areas

Stormwater (or rain) gardens absorb water runoff from heavy storms and filter it, helping to prevent chemicals from reaching the water supply and reducing flooding in nearby residential areas. Our garden also will feature all native plants, which provide habitat for local birds, bugs and animals.

We'll even have a special guest! Adam Whelchel, Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut (and a total conservation rock star), will be joining us in our planting efforts and to chat about water quality, green infrastructure, computer modeling of climate change, international work - or whatever you'd like to ask!

Please RSVP by Thursday, October 25, if you can join us for this fun project. Attendees will be sent more details on parking and location. Please bring water and work gloves, if you have them. 

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  • Kelly M.

    Was anyone in the New Haven/Hamden area looking to carpool?

    October 21, 2012

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