From Harford County Public Schools:
A group of Forest Hill Elementary School fourth graders are involved in Kids Planting Rain Gardens (KPRG), and have been working diligently on a rain garden project to reduce storm water pollutants in their school community. The students have researched facts about water quality, the benefits of a rain garden, as well as native plants that can survive in a rain garden environment.
Engineers from the Harford County Department of Public Works have recently conducted soil boring and water infiltration tests on the rain garden areas. Currently, the group is selecting the plants and designing the rain garden layout. In late summer, the engineers will prepare the designated areas and the students will begin planting. In the meantime, the students are educating the Forest Hill Elementary School community through PowerPoint presentations and fun facts in the school newsletter.
The Forest Hill Elementary School faculty and staff are proud of the dedication and enthusiasm the Fourth Grade Retrievers have put into this ongoing project!
Clay Boggess says
This project is a benefit to the students as well as the community. It’s great when young people can apply their academic knowledge in a useful way. This will hopefully have a lasting impact on everyone involved.