The Cumberland County Library in Bridgeton, NJ is now home to a rain garden!
Installed in partnership with the American Littoral Society’s Delaware Bayshore Team, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, and Cumberland County Public Works, the rain garden will serve as an example of the use of Green Stormwater Infrastructure to prevent pollution, provide habitat for wildlife, and protect communities against flooding.
Library staff, volunteers and the Society’s Restoration Corps interns came out on Saturday, June 18 to fill the new rain garden with native plants that will help prevent stormwater pollution from flowing into nearby streams, while also providing vital habitat for local insects, birds, and other creatures.
The library’s new rain garden will be a resource for education, relaxation, and nature appreciation in the community.
This work is a part of the South Jersey Landscape Makeover Program funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the William Penn Foundation.
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