"Join the Umstead Coalition as we beautifying the Park's rain garden in one of the Park's large parking lots. This service day will concentrate on maintenance for our Forested Rain Garden. We will be continuing to stabilize the rock-lined side slopes to keep the native clay in place to avoid clogging the sandy rain garden bottom. Plus, weeding and planting oak trees for the grassed medians (someone say "shade!").
Bring your work gloves if you have them, but we also have gloves.
This project will provide several environmental and user benefits including: Reduced runoff volume and intensity of stormwater runoff (as well as treatment of sediment and nutrient pollutants) due to the infiltration into special soil media and plants installed in the medians. The trees and shrubs will provide much needed shade in the hot, steamy parking lot. The shade will reduce the temperature of the storm water and reduce the thermal impact to the down gradiant Park streams."