Southwest Partnership Receives Grant for School Rain Garden
The Southwest Partnership Safe Vibrant and Walkable Streets Committee has received a $25,000 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust to install rain gardens in the parking lot of Southwest Baltimore Charter School. The rain garden will be built at the center of the school parking lot facing the west side of South Carey Street.
The 20 native plants in the garden will filter part of the stormwater that falls onto the parking lot. After filtering by the plants is complete, the excess water will flow though underground pipes to connect to the sewer storm drains. 84 pounds of stormwater will be treated annually once the rain garden is installed!
The Parks & People Foundation will begin work to install the rain garden starting this spring, and this is the first of many projects that the Safe, Vibrant, and Walkable Streets Committee will implement along Carey St this year.
- Committee: Safe Vibrant and Walkable Streets
- Focus Area : Greening and Sanitation
- Partners : Southwest Baltimore Charter School, Parks and People Foundation