The Umstead Coalition is honored to win the Climate Action Award for Stormwater at the 2023 Raleigh Environmental Awards for our Forested Rain Garden project.
The Forested Rain Garden project at William B. Umstead State Park is an innovative forested bioretention area within a parking lot (Reedy Creek Cary entrance to Umstead State Park). The project includes butterfly gardens to support monarchs. Learn more about the rain garden here.
We couldn't have won this award without the help of many volunteers that help maintain the rain garden. Thank you to all our volunteers!
Photo: Bo Groff (L) and Paul Groff (R) accepting the award on behalf of the Umstead Coalition on April 21, 2023. Bo volunteered countless hours to help maintain the rain garden for his Eagle Scout Project. Thank you, Bo!
Photo: Dr. Jean Spooner, Chair of the Umstead Coalition (L) and Bo Groff (R). Bo presented Dr. Spooner with the Eagle Scout Mentor Pin on February 6, 2023 for her help with his final project working on the Umstead State Park rain garden.
The Umstead Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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