June 6th, 2012 Categories: Crofton News
June 2, 2012, was a community planting day for local residents to particiapte in completing a rain garden on the north side of Crawford Boulevard, behind the front gate to Crofton.
The objective of this project is to mitigate storm water runoff which ultimately reaches and damages the Chesapeake Bay. Community leaders and environmental experts have been talking about this for years, and the project gained momentum over the past two years. Finally, a grant came through for funding the project and Crofton Village Garden Club donated $3,000, raised through a fashion show and high tea in 2010.
Construction began in May, after the design was approved. With over 400 plants to go in the ground, however, an army of volunteers was needed to finish the job. Here is a photo of the activty on Saturday, as those volunteers got to work on a beautiful sunny day. (Photo by Joanne O’Malley)
It will be interesting to watch as the plants grow and the Crofton rain garden takes shape.