The Umstead Coalition
Dedicated to the appreciation, use, and preservation of the William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek natural area

Service Day-Task leaders needed- Forested Rain Garden-Monday, September 11

  • 09/11/2017
  • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • William B. Umstead State Park

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We are seeking task leaders to help with this service day.  This will be part of a larger 9/11 service day project.  If you have worked at this project on a past service day and can help us by being a task leader, please come early to help set-up and be assigned a task to supervise.

We will be continuing to stabilize the rock-lined side slopes by laying new, large footer rocks, an innovative side slope holder to help keep the rocks in place. PLUS planting native muhly grass on the side slopes.

We will also be doing some weeding and maintenance in the butterfly gardens.

Bring your work gloves if you have them.  But, we also have gloves. The Umstead Coalition will provide lunch, snacks and water. 

This project is providing several environmental and user benefits, including:  reduced runoff volume and intensity of stormwater runoff (as well as treatment of sediment and nutrient pollutants) due to the infiltration into special soil media and plants installed in the medians. The trees and shrubs will provide much needed shade in the hot, steamy parking lot.  The shade will reduce the temperature of the storm water and reduce the thermal impact to the downgradiant Park streams. More details: forested rain garden

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The Umstead Coalition is dedicated to the appreciation, use, and preservation of the William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek Natural Area.
 
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