The Umstead Coalition 

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Service Day-- Forested Rain Garden-Friday, September 9

  • 09/09/2016
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • William B. Umstead State Park


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This work day will concentration on some 'punch list' items to complete this phase of our Forested Rain Gardens at the Harrison Ave parking lot.

We will be laying some river rock  and fixing a few steep areas (we have some bigger rocks) on the side slopes.

Minor vegetation enhancements. And, we'll re-spread some mulch.

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. 

We recognize you may only be able to attend for part of the day -- we'd love to have help for whatever time you can participate.

This project is cross-linked several places and will be part of a National Service Day project with Activate Good.  We anticipate 30 to 40 volunteers.

This project should result in 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 also 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

The Umstead Coalition

We are dedicated to preserving the natural integrity of William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek Corridor.