The Umstead Coalition 
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Service Day- Forested Rain Garden-Saturday, February 17, 10am-3pm

  • 02/17/2018
  • 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. 

We will also be doing some weeding and maintenance, and possibly planting a replacement dogwood tree.

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

The Umstead Coalition

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