Rain Gardens Planted at UNCW
Bradley Creek's Largest Landowner is Leading the Way!
This past week, the HOW Program partnered with the University of North Carolina – Wilmington (UNCW) and North Carolina Coastal Federation (NCCF) to host a volunteer rain garden planting event. Three rain gardens funded by the HOW program were excavated in May on the UNCW campus. The rain gardens are located near DePaolo and DeLoach Halls and will capture and treat stormwater runoff from surrounding parking lots, buildings, sidewalks, and roadways, thus reducing the amount of polluted stormwater runoff entering Bradley Creek.
21 volunteers planted over 180 plants and learned techniques for how to install rain gardens and other stormwater solutions on their own private property. UNCW staff and professors will continue to monitor and maintain the gardens. The gardens will additionally serve as an educational resource for UNCW staff and students and the local community.
UNCW also received five cisterns funded by the HOW Program that will capture stormwater runoff for reuse at the greenhouses and other appropriate locations throughout campus.
The HOW Program is looking forward to more opportunities for collaborative projects with UNCW and other interested stakeholders in the Bradley Creek Watershed!
See more photos from the event here: Click me!