Construction on a new rain garden next to the Tidal Creek Co-op on Oleander Drive began Monday and is expected to be finished by the end of the week.
According to Erin Carey, a watershed coordinator with the City of Wilmington, the garden is going to improve the quality of the watersheds in Bradley Creek and Hewletts Creek.
Carey said the gardens reduce flooding by collecting storm water. She said this project has been in the works for a year.
The garden installation has been a combined effort between the City of Wilmington, NC State University, UNCW, The Surfrider Foundation, and the Tidal Creek Co-op.
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