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Posted on: September 20, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Environmental Commission Invites Community to Summit Rain Gardens Walking Tour on October 4

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The City of Summit Environmental Commission is celebrating the one year anniversary of three community rain gardens located at City Hall and the Summit Free Public Library on Wednesday, October 4 at 3PM with a ribbon cutting ceremony and garden walking tour beginning at the library rain garden on the corner of Morris Avenue and Maple Street and proceeding to the City Hall location. Members of the community are invited to attend.

The Rutgers Water Resources Program designated Summit as a site for three demonstration rain gardens. Through a partnership with the Rahway River Watershed Association and Rutgers University, and with the support of Summit Common Council, Division of Public Works and the Summit Free Public Library Board, two rain gardens were installed at the library, and one at City Hall.

The walking tour will highlight the installation of full-color interpretive signs and include explanations on the importance of storm water management, native plant selection and design considerations. There will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions to Rutgers and Rahway River Watershed Association staff.

For more information or to confirm your attendance, please contact or call (908)277-9418.

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