Elementary students plant rain garden in Wilmington

Reported by Scott Saxton email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - "Rain.  Rain.  Go Away..."  That's typically what you hear children sing in elementary school.

However, students at Edwin A. Alderman Elementary School are wishing for rain to help their new 2500 square foot rain garden, which was planted Monday.  Volunteers helped the children add native grasses, flowers, shrubs and trees to the garden outside of the school.

The project is set up to capture and treat rain water from portions of roof and parking area at the school.  The goal is to clean polluted stormwater before it reaches Hewlett's Creek nearby.

Rain gardens are popular ways to create a natural habitat for birds, insects and other wildlife.

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