Volunteers needed for Oct 6th Fun in the Sun

 

Our Chapter’s Emerging Professionals Committee has been helping to build a rain garden (see Wikipedia definition below) on the property of the Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District office. The initial planting is done and it’s time for the final planting and completion!

We will be planting Saturday Oct 6th from 8:00am until 12:00 Noon and could use extra help with some of the gardening and landscaping tasks (planting and transplanting).

Your help (and that of your teenage kids, neighbor’s kids, and anyone else you find on the way) would be very much appreciated.

Please e-mail Megan Bove, Chair of Emerging Professionals committee at emergingprof@usgbc-li.org if you would like to enjoy some time in the sun finishing the planting of the rain garden that will be a physical and educational benefit to the community and a great source of pride to all involved.

The favor of a quick reply would be appreciated so that we may coordinate appropriately.

Location:
5 Old Jericho Turnpike
Jericho, NY 11753
Vince Capogna, LEED AP ID+C, GPRO: O&M, CM
Executive Director
U.S. Green Building Council – LI Chapter
www.USGBC-LI.org
(631) Green-LI
(631) 473-3654

 

Click http://www.dcpmarketing.com/USGBC-LI/NYREJ_1209.pdf for MORE INFORMATION

RAIN GARDEN is a planted depression that allows rainwater runoff from impervious urban areas like roofs, driveways, walkways, parking lots, and compacted lawn areas the opportunity to be absorbed. This reduces rain runoff by allowing storm-water to soak into the ground (as opposed to flowing into storm drains and surface waters which causes erosion, water pollution, flooding, and diminished groundwater). They can be designed for specific soils and climates. The purpose of a rain garden is to improve water quality in nearby bodies of water. Rain gardens can cut down on the amount of pollution reaching creeks and streams by up to 30%.

RAIN GARDEN is a planted depression that allows rainwater runoff from impervious urban areas like roofs, driveways, walkways, parking lots, and compacted lawn areas the opportunity to be absorbed. This reduces rain runoff by allowing storm-water to soak into the ground (as opposed to flowing into storm drains and surface waters which causes erosion, water pollution, flooding, and diminished groundwater). They can be designed for specific soils and climates. The purpose of a rain garden is to improve water quality in nearby bodies of water. Rain gardens can cut down on the amount of pollution reaching creeks and streams by up to 30%.

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