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Habitat Restoration Walk: Rain Gardens, Tree Filters & Other Storm-Water Mediations

August 3, 2017 @ 10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Rain garden collecting runoff from a school parking lot. Photo NRICD

This program is the first case study in our 2017 series, Habitat Restoration Challenges. The Scituate Reservoir supplies drinking water for 60% of the state’s population. What is being done to ensure that pollution from runoff is not running into the reservoir?

Molly Allard, Education and Outreach Specialist with Northern Rhode Island Conservation District, will focus on a a variety of strategies adopted to slow and mediate the runoff flow, including rain gardens, tree filter systems, driveway mediations, water retention areas through swales in municipal parking lots and a major campaign to label all drains in the area.  These are some of the projects accomplished through a grant from DEM and Providence Water in North Scituate Village. Most of these projects are applicable to home owners. For further information on these projects go to: www.nricd.org/rain-garden-workshops.htm

The program begins with a short presentation in the North Scituate Library Conference room, followed by a walking tour of projects, ¾ mile of easy walking.

This program was offered last year as a part of this same series. We are offering it again especially for those who unable to attend last year attend, and for those who would like to join us again to learn how the projects are evolving.

Participants – minimum 7, maximum 20
Fee – There is no charge for this program.

Advance Registration Required.

Habitat Restoration: Rain Gardens, Tree Filters & Other Storm-Water Mediations (8/3/2017)



August 3, 2017
10:15 am - 12:00 pm
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North Scituate Public Library
606 West Greenville Road
North Scituate, 02857
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