Rescheduled to April: Rain garden restoration and planting event Jan 21st

3 01 2017
rain-garden-before-and-after

NE rain garden at 14th Ave NW and NW 58th, 2009 and today

Because so many of our potential volunteers are planning to attend the Seattle Womxn’s March on Jan 21st, we will be moving this restoration event to April in order to coincide with EBCA’s bi-annual Adopt A Street Cleanup on 14th Ave NW. Stay tuned for the date, but it will most likely be on April 29 from 10AM-2PM.

In 2009, the EBCA wanted to make the crossing at NW 58th and 14th Ave NW safer, more beautiful and better for the environment. The rain gardens on the NE and NW sides of the intersection have been taking stormwater runoff from the street, filtering out the toxins from the water through the plantings, absorbing the water into the ground and sending the excess water into the storm drain. Through the years, the NW rain garden has been thriving, but the NE garden has not. Fast forward almost 8 years and the EBCA is bringing in the talents of Cari Simson fromUrban Systems Design who we partnered with on the 11th Ave NW East Ballard Greenstreet roadside rain gardens in 2015. Cari will be leading a team of volunteers, including you, in fixing up the rain garden. Come join us, rain or shine, and bring your favorite gardening tools. We’ll provide gloves and vests. This will be a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and learn how rain gardens contribute to environmental and habitat health.

What: Rain garden restoration and planting event
Where: NE corner of 14th Ave NW and NW 58th
When: Sunday January 21, 12PM-4PM

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