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Rain Garden
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Sunday, April 12, 2015
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YWLA has partnered with the City of Austin to develop a Rain Garden on campus.  Leading up to the official launch May 16th, students, staff and community members will be developing the courtyard area.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Ms. Jordan Benon, Assistant Principal. (512) 414-3234.  

CITY OF AUSTIN

RAIN GARDENS KEEPING WATER ON LAND

A rain garden is a low area that absorbs and filters rain water runoff that comes from roofs, sidewalks, and driveways. Rain runs off the hard surfaces, collects in the shallow depression, and slowly soaks into the soil.  They are usually planted with colorful native plants and grasses.

Why

  • Conserves Water - Rain water helps plants grow and reduces the need for watering.
  • Protects Water Quality - Plants help filter pollutants like: chemicals from the roofing tile, fertilizer, and litter from the sidewalk.
  • Helps Reduce Flooding and Erosion - Runoff collects in the low area and soaks into the soil instead of rapidly washing into creeks

How

Rain gardens come in all shapes and sizes, every little bit helps.

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