The Umstead Coalition 

Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!

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Service Day-- Forested Rain Garden-Saturday, May 20

  • 05/20/2017
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • William B. Umstead State Park


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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. 

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.  We anticipate 10 to 20 volunteers, but we can have work for as many as come.

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

The Umstead Coalition

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